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Dr. Howard Steiger interviewed in comedian Phil Roy’s documentary

April 16, 2024 Le poids de l’apparence is a hard-hitting documentary about eating disorders. It follows comedian Phil Roy on a very personal quest to understand where this obsession with … Read more

Drs. Villeneuve and Poirier obtain funding from FRQ to support the Stop-AD Centre

April 16, 2024 On April 4, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) announced that they would renew funding for the Stop-AD Centre, led by Drs. Villeneuve and Poirier. This … Read more

Accepting applications for the 2024 Marie Giguère Travel Awards

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 Marie Giguère Travel Awards have been renewed for 2024. What are the 2024 Marie Giguère Travel Awards? Thanks to the generous support … Read more

Accepting applications for the Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award has been renewed for 2024. What is the Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award 2024? Thanks to the generous … Read more

Study finds weak link between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood

April 10, 2024 In a study by Drs. Vincent Paquin, Jai L. Shah, Marie-Claude Geoffroy, and colleagues investigate the link between smartphone usage and vulnerability to mental illness.  “Our study … Read more

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Dr. Eric Latimer awarded a MSSS contract for project to support people experiencing homelessness

April 10, 2024 Dr. Eric Latimer was awarded a contract from the MSSS to deploy support programs for people experiencing homelessness. In a significant development aimed at enhancing support for … Read more

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Access to Ozempic without face-to-face consultation worries doctors

April 5, 2024 In this article from La Presse, doctors and specialists warn of the dangers of selling this drug online, without any consultation with patients.  “Two weeks ago, I … Read more

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“It really helps me appreciate life”: do antidepressants really make people happy?

April 3, 2024 In this article published by 24h, Dr. Srividya Iyer addresses the question : do antidepressants really make people happy? According to the United Nations (UN), some of … Read more

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Publication of a special issue of “Santé mentale au Québec,” edited by Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury

The latest issue of Santé mentale au Québec magazine is now available online. This issue, entitled La qualité des services en santé mentale au Québec (Quality of mental health services … Read more

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Announcing the 2024 VIVA/Science Pop Awards

March 30, 2024 After the resounding success of its first edition, the VIVA Awards are back in 2024. The VIVA Awards are given to outstanding science communicators who are currently … Read more

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Douglas Research Blitz April 2024

*** Extended Deadline April 3, 2024, 5PM *** To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an in-person format, for sharing and discussing our … Read more

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Dr. Véronique Bohbot – Do video games play with our brains?

March 24, 2024 Dr. Véronique Bohbot takes part in the discussion on this topical question: do video games play with our brains? In this Radio Canada segment, various specialists get us … Read more

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Dr. Eric Latimer leads evaluation of a new social housing complex

March 22, 2024 Dr. Eric Latimer, researcher at the Douglas Research Centre and professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been selected to evaluate Le Christin. This major real estate … Read more

Dr. Alain Brunet – Tips for comforting loved ones in the midst of heartbreak

March 21, 2024 Dr. Alain Brunet‘s work is cited in this Radio Canada segment, which aims to give advice on how to accompany someone going through heartbreak. « The first thing … Read more

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Call for abstracts: Annual Research Day of the Douglas Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry

The annual Research Day of the Douglas Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry will be back this year! The event will take place in person at the Douglas Hall … Read more

Launching the Douglas Knowledge Mobilization Program

Did you know… The 70% of trainees consider scientific communication to be highly important for their future careers, with 59% emphasizing the significance of knowledge translation. Knowledge Mobilization (KM) is … Read more

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Accepting applications for the 2024 Holly Carsley Memorial Award

We are pleased to announce that the Holly Carsley Memorial Award has been renewed for 2024. What is the Holly Carsley Memorial Award ? Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. … Read more

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Accepting applications for the 2024 Rémi Quirion Excellence Prize

We are pleased to announce that the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award has been renewed for 2024. What is the Rémi Quirion Excellence Prize? Thanks to generosity of former students and … Read more

Video clip: research during the pandemic – Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard

March 18, 2024 Today, we would like to inform you of the recent broadcast of the first video illustrating the lessons learned by research during the pandemic. Broadcast by the … Read more

Barbara Barth, PhD, reflects on her career trajectory and her motivation to pursue neuroscience in Montreal

March 18, 2024 Barbara Barth, student of Patricia Silveira, is interviewed for McGill website to talk about her career trajectory and her decision to do a postdoc in the Eating … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy and Dr. Maxime Montembeault obtain CIHR funding

March 15, 2024 We are proud to share that two of our researchers, Drs. Marie-Claude Geoffroy and Maxime Montembeault, have obtained CIHR grants to study mental health in young and … Read more

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Announcing the 2024 Douglas Open Science Awards

March 14, 2024 We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Douglas Open Science Awards. These prizes aim to support graduate and postdoctoral projects that advance Open Science … Read more

Douglas researchers awarded two new and one renewed Canada Research Chairs

March 13, 2024 Today the Government of Canada announced the new Canada Research Chairs (CRC), one of the country’s highest academic honours. We are pleased to announce that two new … Read more

Dr. Cecilia Flores interviewed on microRNAs as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for psychiatric disorders

Dr. Cecilia Flores and her PhD Student, Alice Morgunova, were interviewed by BioTechniques about a recent presentation at the Society for Neuroscience Conference last fall. “We are particularly interested in … Read more

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Marking 70 years of psychiatric research at the Douglas – Celebrating Heinz Lehmann

February 29, 2024 As February comes to a close, we wish to highlight a milestone that we have just reach as a mental health institute: 70 years of psychiatric research … Read more

Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné obtains a 2023 Clinical Innovation Pilot Fund Award

Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné has obtained a McGill PSychiatry 2023 Clinical Innovation Pilot Fund Award for her project, entitled, Minds@Work for individuals with bipolar disorder. The prize amount of $25,000 is … Read more

Dr. Diane Boivin – Expert interviewed by L’Actualité magazine

February 14, 2024 Dr Diane Boivin is interviewed by L’Actualité magazine on the subject of excessive sleepiness. “Excessive drowsiness has significant consequences on the health and safety of those who … Read more

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Dr. Eric Latimer – Montreal’s largest social housing project offers affordable leases to city’s vulnerable

February 10, 2024 Quebec’s minister for social services, Lionel Carmant, announced the creation of Le Christin, the largest housing project to date in the fight against homelessness. This new social … Read more

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Dr Patricia Pelufo Silveira – Experts: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 10, 2024 In anticipation of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr. Patricia Pelufo SIlveira was interviewed by McGill’s Newsroom: “I started medical school at 17. … Read more

Dr. Pedro Rosa Neto receives $1.5 M in funding to pursue research on Alzheimer’s Disease

February 9, 2024 We are pleased to share that Dr. Pedro Rosa Neto, along with study co-lead Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina, from The Neuro, has received $1.5M from the Weston Family … Read more

Dr. Alain Brunet featured in CBC’s Nature of Things: “Love Hurts: The Science of Heartbreak”

Dr. Alain Brunet is featured in an episode of CBC’s Nature of things, entitled, “Love Hurts: The Science of Heartbreak”. Don’t miss it, the episode will be airing on CBC … Read more

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Dr. Mahsa Dadar obtains a CIHR Operating Grant in Mechanisms in Brain Aging and Dementia

February 6, 2024 On Jan. 29, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced an $8.7M investment from the Government of Canada and partners to study age-related cognitive impairment. We … Read more

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Five Douglas research projects funding in CIHR’s Fall 2023 Project Grant Competition

February 2, 2024 The results for the Fall 2023 CIHR Project Grant Competition were announced on January 31. We are pleased to share that five research projects from the Douglas, … Read more

Dr. Gustavo Turecki: In pursuit of innovative mental-health treatment

Dr. Gustavo Turecki was featured in McGill’s Health e-News, in an article entitled, “Gustavo Turecki: In pursuit of innovative mental-health treatment,” by Timothy Gouldson. “Psychiatry has taken a back seat … Read more

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Dr. Martin Lepage: How to help an employee experiencing a psychotic episode

Dr. Martin Lepage talks to Les affaires magazine about how to deal with a colleague or employee experiencing a psychotic episode. “You shouldn’t try to criticize the person’s delusions or … Read more

Dr. Gustavo Turecki: Decoding the effects of early life adversity on mental health

The McGill-Douglas-Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry International Collaborative Initiative in Adversity and Mental Health (AMH Initiative) was featured in the McGill Reporter, in and article entitled, “Decoding the effects of … Read more

Srividya N. Iyer co-leads a major $ 4.7 M grant to evaluate Aire ouverte

January 11, 2024 We are delighted to share that today, FRQS and Quebec’s health and social services ministry (MSSS) announced  that Drs. Srividya N. Iyer and Martin Goyette of ENAP … Read more

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Lena Palaniyappan awarded a Discretionary Award from the Wellcome Trust

January 11, 2023 Last December, Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, co-investigator in a project led by Dr. Iris Sommer at the University Medical Center Groningen, was awarded a Discretionary Award from the … Read more

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Nicolas Cermakian quoted in Sciences & Avenir – December 2023 issue

January 9, 2024 Dr Nicolas Cermakian contributed to an article in Sciences & Avenir – La Recherche n°922, entitled, “How circadian rhythms regulate our health,” and written by Hervé Ratel: … Read more

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Simon Ducharme testing cutting-edge gene therapy that could slow Frontotemporal Dementia

January 8, 2024 Dr. Simon Ducharme is featured in the McGill Reporter for his participation in Phase I clinical trial testing this potentially groundbreaking treatment that hopes to slow or … Read more

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Dr. Simon Ducharme: Hope for those affected by Bruce Willis’ disease

Dr. Simon Ducharme interviewed by Le Devoir about gene therapy treatments for fronto-temporal dementia.

2023 Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Award competition: Awardees

December 18, 2023 The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Research Centre. … Read more

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The 2023 Hendlisz Event Program is now available!

Don’t miss the Leo & Rachel Hendlisz Scientific Event, happening in just over a week! The Hendlisz Awards acknowledges the best articles from Douglas trainees. Join us for exciting research … Read more

Dr Cecilia Flores promoted to Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

December 6, 2023 We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Cecilia Flores has just been promoted to Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Promotion of ACNP members to … Read more

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan awarded research funding from the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network

December 6, 2023 We are pleased to share that Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has been awarded research funding by the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (QBIN) to support his pilot project, “Magnetoencephalography in … Read more

Video presentation of Dr. Srividya Iyer’s work premiered during her Royal-Mach Gaensslen Prize ceremony

December 5, 2023 On December 5, 2023, Dr. Srividya Iyer received the Royal-Mach Gaensslen Prize. During this recorded ceremony and discussion, a specially-made video presents Dr. Iyer’s work and the … Read more

Hot off the press: Assessing the risk of non-suicidal self-injury in individuals with eating disorders (Booij Lab)

December 5, 2023 Dr. Linda Booij (Eating Disorders Continuum) and colleagues have just published a meta-analysis in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. The article, entitled “Non-suicidal self-injury among individuals … Read more

The Douglas, a major player in Quebec’s new mental health initiatives

November 29, 2023 On November 28, Quebec announced an investment of $4.5 million in mental health research initiatives. These include 4 research projects and the Alliance en santé mentale et … Read more

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Western-led human brain “growth chart” project receives $1M in funding

Will allow clinicians to track neural development across human lifespan for first time Dr. Mallar Chakravarty mentioned in Western University article about a large collaboration headed by Jörn Diedrichsen of … Read more

Rachel Dufour (Booij Lab) receives the inaugural “Brenda Milner – Les Grands Sages” Award from FRQ

November 28, 2023 At the Grands Sages event held on November 23, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, Mr. Rémi Quirion, and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) presented the first Grands … Read more

UdeM, McGill to co-host interdisciplinary conference next May

The 26th biennial conference of the Life History Research Society (LHRS) will take place in Montreal in May 2024. This conference is expected to attract nearly 300 psychology specialists from … Read more

Dr. Michel Perreault receives a prize from Centre of expertise and collaborations in concomitant disorders

November 23, 2023 We are pleased to share that during their 5th Scientific activity, the Centre d’expertise et de collaboration en troubles concomitants (CECTC), awarded Dr. Michel Perreaut with the … Read more

Dr. Alain Brunet obtains the Acfas 2023 Léo Pariseau Award

November 22, 2023 On November 16, Acfas held its 79th annual Gala, during which it awarded its prestigious Acfas Prizes. We are proud to announce that this year, Dr. Alain … Read more

“I only ever talked about angels or demons”: what to do if a loved one posts strange things that worry you

In an article published in 24h, Dr. Vincent Paquin explains: “These people often feel great anxiety. One of the hypotheses is therefore that this use allows interactions perceived as more … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki listed on the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list

November 19, 2023 The Douglas Research Centre is proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated … Read more

Dr. Romina Mizrahi’s work highlighted by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

November 18, 2023 A recent story published by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation highlighted work conducted by a team of researchers including Dr. Romina Mizrahi. The team included Drs. … Read more

Dr. Isabelle Lajoie (Dadar Lab) obtains a postdoctoral career award from the ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada

November 10, 2023 We are pleased to share that the ALS Society of Canada has just announced that Dr. Isabelle Lajoie, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Mahsa Dadar’s group, has … Read more

Dr. Srividya Iyer receives the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

November 7, 2023 We are delighted to share that Dr. Srividya Iyer is the 2023 recipient of The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research. Dr. Iyer’s research focuses on adolescence … Read more

In Canada, a valuable brain bank for science

TV5 features Dr. Gustavo Turecki and  the crucial role of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank in science.   “The brain remains an important frontier.” – Gustavo Turecki, psychiatrist and Scientific … Read more

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Dr. Alain Brunet’s work on reconsolidation therapy referenced by Charles Pépin on Ici Radio Canada Première

Philosopher Charles Pépin describes Dr. Alain Brunet’s work on reconsolidation therapy and how it influences the message of his book, “Vivre avec son passé.”

‘Young people deserve to be well’: A Canadian mental health expert is using Indigenous-led research to improve the lives of youth across the country

Dr. Srividya Iyer’s work in partnership with Dr. Christopher Mushquash highlighted by the CAnadian Institutes of Health Research.

Support from the start: A world leader in youth mental health draws on her global experience to help reshape Quebec and Canada’s Integrated Youth Services

Dr. Srividya Iyer featured by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for her work with youth. “The truth is 60 to 70 per cent of major mental health problems start … Read more

Dr. Myra Piat funded through CIHR’s Transforming Health with Integrated Care Program

October 20, 2023 Dr. Myra Piat was among 13 researchers whose projects were funded through CIHR’s Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) initiative. This initiative supports health research projects, people, teams … Read more

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The Douglas renews its FRQS Research Centre status with flying colours

October 14, 2023 The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé has announced the renewal of the Douglas Research Centre’s status as an FRQS Research Centre. The Douglas is proud … Read more

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Call for submissions: Douglas Research Blitz

*** Deadline October 23rd 2023, 5PM *** To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an in-person format, for sharing and discussing our research! … Read more

Spots available – Join the Douglas’ EDI Committee

Are you passionate about fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in research and academia? We invite you to be a part of the EDI Committee at the Douglas Research Centre as … Read more

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Douglas Mental Health University Institute Clinical Observership Program 2023-2024

Please note: The deadline has been extended until October 13, 2023. The clinical observership program is designed to acquaint research students with clinical practice, to witness psychiatric pathology and how … Read more

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Dr. Romina Mizrahi interviewed by CBC : 5 years of legal cannabis

Dr. Romina Mizrahi comments on the potency of legally sold cannabis in Canada and potential impact on users. “When we talk to patients, we explain what this means,” Mizrahi said. … Read more

The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank: a goldmine for research on brain diseases

Dr. Naguib Mechawar published an article in The Conversation, entitled, The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank: a goldmine for research on brain diseases. “Here in Montréal, we have one of the … Read more

Dr. Simon Ducharme featured in Téléquébec’s Beau dans ma tête – “The role of memory in our well-being”

S1 – EP5 – The role of memory in our well-being Why don’t we all remember the same things? How does the brain discriminate between information and retain only what … Read more

Everyone wants to age well. These ‘super-agers’ know how.

Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto quoted in The Montreal Gazette.   Whereas in the past patients would come to Rosa-Neto’s neuroimaging laboratory at the Douglas Research Centre when cognitive problems related to … Read more

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health: Through the Lens of its Scientific Directors

Founded in 2013, the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health is a McGill-affiliated research centre driving innovative, collaborative and global big-data research in functional genomics, neuroimaging, statistics, single-cell genomics and computational neuroscience. The Centre … Read more

Digital media and psychosis – Vincent Paquin quoted in La Presse

Does TikTok make you crazy? A McGill University study of 425 Quebecers has come to an ambiguous conclusion: young people with frequent psychotic episodes spend far more time on digital … Read more

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The Role of Social Synchrony in Schizophrenia: Emmanuel Olarewaju in Psychology Today

Emmanuel Olarewaju, a doctoral student in Dr. Lena Palaniyappan‘s laboratory, recently co-authored an article in Psychology Today, discussing a novel conceptual framework aimed at understanding the complex origins of schizophrenia, specifically … Read more

Drs. Cermakian, Dadar, and Zeighami obtain NSERC Discovery Grants

September 27, 2023 On September 19, 2023, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded 147 McGill research projects with funding from its Discovery Research Programs, including … Read more

Drs. Mallar Chakravarty and Marie-Claude Geoffroy named as 2023 Members to the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

September 26, 2023 The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College. In addition to … Read more

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Douglas Researchers supported by CFI investments

September 25, 2023 This year, thirty McGill research projects were funded through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund for innovative tools and infrastructure. Among them three projects were awarded to … Read more

The Hendlisz prizes are back!

The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Research Centre. These awards, which … Read more

The PREVENT-AD Cohort featured on Radio Canada’s televised news

Ici Radio Canada’s Patrice Roy newscast featured the PREVENT-AD cohort and its directors, Drs. Sylvia Villeneuve and Judes Poirier, in its segment, “New drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s”.

Drs. Corina Nagy and Mahsa Dadar named Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

September 22, 2023 We are pleased to announce that Drs. Corina Nagy and Mahsa Dadar have both been named as 2022 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research. Yesterday, Brain Canada … Read more

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Dr. Laurence Roy receives the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize

September 21, 2023 Laurence Roy, erg., OT, PhD, is the 2023 recipient of the Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize. This award is named for the McGill alumna who was the first Black … Read more

Dr Fleury is one of three McGill researchers to receive funding to partner with community organizations

Marie-Josée Fleury is one of three McGill faculty members to receive Partnership Engage Grants and Partnership Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Read more about this … Read more

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Dr. Eric Latimer on Daybreak: How can Quebec implement long-term solutions to homelessness?

Dr. Eric Latimer was interviewed on CBC’s Daybreak to discuss a recent summit on homelessness in Quebec City, and discusses major orientations for addressing homelessness in the province.

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Dr Latimer interviewed by Radio Canada Ici Première

Eric Latimer interviewed on Radio Canada Ici Première – Place Publique, to discuss homelessness.

Welcoming Dr. Majid Mohajerani, our newest researcher!

September 14, 2023 We are pleased to welcome Majid Mohajerani, PhD, who joined the Douglas Research Centre in August 2023. Dr. Mohajerani joins us as a basic neuroscience researcher, with … Read more

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Men and women are unequal when it comes to depression genes

While women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression, little was known about the reasons for this. A new gender-specific study led by researcher Patricia Silveira, … Read more

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Finally, hope of curbing the emergence of Alzheimer’s disease

“Literally, lecanemab melts amyloid plaques, and within a few months, brains that were full of amyloid are suddenly almost completely emptied of this protein. The effect is spectacular,” describes Dr. … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury obtains a Partnership Development Grant from the SSHRC

September 5, 2023 Congratulations to Drs. Marie-Josée Fleury (principal investigator) and Xiangfei Meng (co-investigator), who was recently awarded a Partnership Development Grant from the The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council … Read more

Welcoming David Benrimoh to the Douglas Research Centre

September 5, 2023 We are pleased to welcome Dr. David Benrimoh, who joined the Douglas Research Centre in July 2023. Dr. Benrimoh joins us as a clinical researcher, holding an appointment … Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Undergrad Expo!

August 22, 2023 Last week the Douglas held its annual Undergrad Research Expo event, which invites undergraduate students to present their ongoing research work. We are pleased to announce the … Read more

Welcoming Dr. Katie Lavigne, a new researcher at the Douglas

August 15, 2023 We are pleased to welcome Dr. Katie Lavigne, who joined the Douglas Research Centre in June 2023. Dr. Lavigne holds an appointment as a full-time Assistant Professor … Read more

Welcoming Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné, a recent addition to the Douglas Resarch Centre

August 3, 2023 In May, the Douglas Research Centre welcomed Dr. Delphine Raucher-Chéné to its ranks. Dr. Raucher-Chéné completed her French MD degree in psychiatry in 2010 and has worked for ten years as a full-time clinician … Read more

Brandon lab publishes commentary on Representational Drift in the journal Neuron

August 2, 2023 Dr. Mark Brandon and a post-doctoral researcher in his group, J. Quinn Lee, published a commentary today in Neuron, entitled, “Time and experience are independent determinents of … Read more

Everything you need to know about donanemab: the new drug that slows Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Simon Ducharme talks to Journal de Québec about the new treatment available for Alzheimer’s disease, donanemab.

Alzheimer’s: “There’s a lot of excitement about these new medicines,” says neurologist Paolo Vitali

Dr Paolo Vitali talks to QUB’s Alexandre Moranville about new medical interventions to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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Douglas researchers awarded CIHR funding in latest Project Grant Competition

July 21, 2023 The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have released the results for the Spring 2023 Project Grant Competition. We are pleased to report that several of our researchers … Read more

Alzheimer’s: 2nd innovative treatment nears US approval

Douglas researchers are conducting important research on Alzheimer’s disease. Drs Sylvia Villeneuve and Judes Poirier were interviewed by TVA Nouvelle to talk about their research into Alzheimer’s disease, in particular … Read more

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Douglas Undergrad Research Expo: Call for presenters and judges

Are you enrolled in an undergraduate degree, and doing a research project at the Douglas this summer? Come present it to the scientific community of the research centre during the … Read more

Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury obtains funding from FRQSC

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury, who was just awarded funding from FRQSC for her project, entitled ‘Profils, trajectoires et qualité des services des usagers avec un trouble lié au jeu … Read more

Join the Training Program Committee for the McGill-Tremplin Consortium

  June 22, 2023 The Douglas is a member of the McGill Tremplin initiative, a multi-centre, FRQ-funded consortium which aims to support career and professional development for McGill trainees. The … Read more

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Trainees received awards at the 2023 Douglas-McGill Psychiatry Research Day

The Douglas Research Centre and the McGill Department of Psychiatry held their annual Research Day on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Thanks to the participation and contribution of many trainees, researchers, … Read more

Becoming an Open Science mental health research institute – building on lessons learned at the Douglas

June 14, 2023 On May 30, 2023, the Journal of the Psychiatry & Neuroscience published an article entitled ‘Opening up mental health research‘, written by Isabel Bacellar, Geneviève Morin, Sylvanne … Read more

The prestigious Molson Foundation supports Youth Mental Health research at the Douglas

The Douglas Research Centre is thrilled to announce a significant investment from The Molson Foundation, marking a milestone in our longstanding partnership. This transformative gift of $3M from The Molson … Read more

This Montreal lab houses thousands of brains

Dr. Gustavo Turecki and his team met with CBC to present the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank. The Douglas Institute’s brain repository is helping researchers better understand, and improve, our collective … Read more

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Dr. Nicolas Cermakian Sheds Light on Circadian Rhythms and Immune System in Medical Treatments

Nicolas Cermakian was featured in a publication in Drug Discovery News, shedding light on the significance of circadian rhythms in the immune system and their potential impact on medical treatments. … Read more

Bruno Giros wins the Senior Investigator Award by the CSPT

Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Giros on winning the CSPT 2022/2023 Senior Investigator Award by Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) The Senior Investigator Award recognizes and stimulates research in the … Read more

Montreal Gathering Paves the Way for Indigenous Integrated Youth Services Network in Canada

As part of the first steps toward building an Indigenous Integrated Youth Services (IYS) Network, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) gathered one hundred stakeholders from nine provinces and … Read more

Douglas trainees shine at the SciencePop final on May 27 & 28, Justine Fortin and Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard win first prize

June 1, 2023 On May 27 and 28, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) presented the provincial finals of Science Pop, … Read more

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Congratulations to the eight 2023 Giguère Travel Awardees

May 31, 2023 Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Marie Giguère, awards worth up to $500 are available to support travel and attendance for graduate students (MSc and PhD … Read more

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Congratulations to the 2023 Roger J. Paiement Outreach Awardees

May 29, 2023 Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Danielle T. Paiement, the Douglas Institute Research Centre is happy to announce this year’s competition of the Roger J. Paiement … Read more

Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve awarded Brain Canada platform support grant

March 25, 2023  We are proud to announce that Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve has been awarded a Brain Canada 2021 Platform Support Grant (PSG). The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable … Read more

Douglas student Alice Morgunova wins the 2023 ICAM poster award

May 23, 2023 We are pleased to share that in April, Alice Morgunova, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Cecilia Flores (Flores lab), won the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM) poster … Read more

Newly published research reveals Alzheimer’s impact on the brain’s spatial navigation system

May 22, 2023 Successful navigation requires information about the external world and our perception of body movement (also referred to as self-motion cues which include vestibular feedback, proprioception, and optic … Read more

Dr. Cecilia Flores interviewed by BBC on the genetics of human behaviour

A BBC article ‘How genetics determine our life choices’ featured Douglas Research Centre researcher Dr. Cecilia Flores. The article was published on the BBC Future website, Beyond the Genome on … Read more

Drs. Romina Mizrahi and Pedro Rosa-Neto contribute to a study showing an association between gender inequality and gender-based variations in neural mechanisms

May 18, 2023 A study published in PNAS showed that brain regions associated with emotions and responses to adversity showed gender-based variations in thickness associated with the level of gender … Read more

Research led by Dr. Yashar Zeighami offers a new avenue for studying and understanding brain diseases

In a study published in PLoS Biology last month, Dr. Yashar Zeighami and collaborators compared the way genes are expressed in different brain diseases to see if they could identify … Read more

Samuel Calmels wins second prize at Acfas Ma thèse en 180s

May 11, 2023 Congratulations to Samuel Calmels (Debruille lab), for coming in second at the Acfas national final of Ma thèse en 180s. Last month, Calmels won both the People’s Choice award and … Read more

Dr. Naguib Mechawar participates in “Nevada”, a lunch conference hosted by Yannick Villedieu

May 10, 2023 During a special evening, held in the context of the 90th Acfas Congress, Resolu Arts and Sciences launched its Nevada triptych on the theme of mental health. … Read more

… And the winners are… the first VIVA Awards were a huge success!

May 5, 2023 On May 2, 2023, the Douglas hosted its first ever VIVA Awards. The VIVA Mental Health Science POP Awards competition is a competition for students and postdocs … Read more

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The Douglas receives new support from the RBC Foundation to support youth mental health

May 03, 2023 The Douglas has received a major investment from the RBC Foundation to create a family intervention program for young patients at the Douglas’ Centre of Excellence in Youth … Read more

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Congratulations to the winners of the Holly Carsley Memorial Award and the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award

2023 Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award Awardees Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. Holly Carsley’s family and friends, the Douglas Institute Research Centre and the Douglas Institute Foundation are happy to … Read more

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Dr. Tak Pan Wong obtains a research grant from FRQNT

Congratulations to Dr. Tak Pan Wong, who was recently awarded a team research grant from the Fond de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) for his submitted project, La … Read more

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Seven Douglas researchers and several students obtain FRQS awards

April 27, 2023 Congratulations to our researchers and students who received FRQS funding! The Fonds de recherche du Québec announced its funding results today, for both researcher and student salary … Read more

Douglas Research Centre postdoctoral fellow Andrée-Ann Baril selected to attend 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

April 18, 2023 CIHR has selected Dr. Andrée-Ann Baril to participate in the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, in Germany.   Andrée-Ann Baril, a postdoctoral fellow at the Douglas under … Read more

Pascal Ibrahim, Douglas student, wins 2nd prize for the best oral presentation at Annual McGill Biomedical Graduate Conference

April 13, 2023 McGill Biomedical Graduate Conference (AMBGC) selected Pascal Ibrahim as the recipient of the second-place award for the best oral presentation. The conference was held on March 21, … Read more

Douglas students distinguish themselves in McGill’s Three Minute Thesis Challenge

April 2, 2023   Among the five Douglas student finalists in McGill’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenge, Samuel Calmels (Debruille lab) won both the People’s Choice award and first prize in … Read more

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The Douglas Foundation’s Open Minds event was a record-breaking success

March 29, 2023 On March 22, 2023, the Douglas Foundation held its annual fundraising event, Open Minds. This year’s event was the first to be held in person since the … Read more

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Call for Applications: The Marie Giguère and Roger J. Paiement Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Marie Giguère Travel Awards and the Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award are being renewed this year. 2023 Marie Giguère Travel Awards Thanks to the … Read more

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Research Sheds New Light on the Brain’s Internal Compass

March 22, 2023  A new study by Dr. Mark Brandon, researcher at the Douglas Research Centre and Associate Professor at McGill University, and published in the journal Nature, explores how the brain’s … Read more

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Special Issue of Schizophrenia Bulletin showcases the DISCOURSE in Psychosis consortium

March 22, 2023 Today, a special themed issue of Schizophrenia Bulletin – a flagship academic journal in the field of psychosis – was released, focusing on thought, language, and communication … Read more

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Call for Abstracts: Douglas and McGill Department of Psychiatry Research Day

The annual Research Day of the Douglas Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry will be back this year! The event will take place in person at the Douglas Hall … Read more

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Douglas students chosen as finalists for McGill’s 3-minute thesis

March 15, 2023 Once again, McGill has organized a Three Minute Thesis| Ma thèse en 180 secondes challenge, and had over 150 applicants. Over several weeks, candidates gave their 3-minute talks … Read more

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Call for submissions for the Douglas Research Blitz

*** Deadline April 7th 2023, 5PM *** To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an in-person format, for sharing and discussing our research! … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira named Associate Director of McGill’s IPN Program

March 6, 2023 Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira, who was just named Associate Director of McGill’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN). Dr. Silveira is a paediatrician and neuroscientist with … Read more

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Douglas researchers awarded funding through CIHR’s Pan-Canadian standards for children and youth mental health services competition

On Feb. 28, 2023, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is investing … Read more

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Call for Applications: The Rémi Quirion and Holly Carsley Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Rémi Quirion Excellence Awards and the Holly Carsley Memorial Awards are being renewed this year. 2023 Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award Thanks to … Read more

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Spotlight: Emmanuel Olarewaju, PhD candidate

This month, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives’ “Fellow Feature”  spotlighted Emmanuel Olarewaju, a PhD student at the Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health, working with Dr. Lena Palaniyappan. Mr. Olarewaju … Read more

Interview with four researchers on the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On February 11, 2023, two Douglas trainees, Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard and Justine Fortin, authors of Sors de ma tête, a mental health podcast series, released a special video in honour of … Read more

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CIHR funds 11 Douglas researchers through the Fall 2022 Project Grant Competition

CIHR results for the Fall 2022 Project Grant competition were published on February 1, 2023. We are pleased to report that in this latest competition, Douglas researchers have collectively secured … Read more

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Call for submissions for the Douglas Research Blitz

*** Deadline February 3rd 2023, 5PM *** To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an in-person format, for sharing and discussing our research! … Read more

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Welcoming Linda Booij to the Douglas Research Centre

On January 1, 2023, the Douglas Research Centre welcomed its newest member, Dr. Linda Booij. Dr. Booij obtained her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands, … Read more

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Natasha Rajah named as Co-Lead of CCNA’s Team 9

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah, who has just been named co-lead of Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)’s Team 9, Biomarkers of Aging and Neurodegeneration. She takes over from … Read more

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2022 Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Award competition: Awardee

The Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards are given to the best research articles of the year published by students and postdoctoral fellows of the Douglas Research Centre. The 2022 awardees … Read more

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The clinical observership program is back!

Clinical Observership Program 2023 at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute The clinical observership program is back! After a hiatus of 3 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can … Read more

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The Douglas’ VIVA Awards are partnering with Science POP

Please take note of the following changes to the competition: Technical issues prevented the transmission of applications between Jan. 1-28, 2023. Please reapply. The Mobilization challenge is now available to … Read more

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Dr. Salah El Mestikawy on Découverte – Taking control over anorexia

On November 20, 2022, Dr. Salah El Mestikawy was featured in the Radio-Canada science documentary series, “Découverte,” to talk about new potential treatments venues for anorexia, in particular, the use of … Read more

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Dr. Corina Nagy awarded a 2022 Young Investigator Grant by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention recently announced their annual list of research grantees. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Corina Nagy is among the 10 promising researchers who … Read more

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ACCESS Open Minds and Aire Ouverte part of the $18M Integrated Youth Services initiative

November 28, 2022 – We are proud to share that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, through the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction and Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research, have partnered with … Read more

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Women RISE Initiative Sparks an International Collaboration to Improve the Resilience of Self-Employed Young Women in Nigeria

The ARISE&WIN Project aims to understand the gendered impact of COVID-19 on young self-employed Nigerian women and will co-produce solutions that foster better systems and well being. We are pleased … Read more

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Launch of DIALOG’ – a collaborative blog about substance use

What is DIALOG’? DIALOG' is a collaborative blog about substance use, and is led by two students, Kristelle Alunni-Menichini (Perreault lab) & Caroline Leblanc, and their collaborator, Émilie Roberge. This project has been supported through the Douglas … Read more

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Dr Judes Poirier interviewed in L’Actualité Alzheimer : des découvertes à prendre avec réserve https://lactualite.com/sante-et-science/alzheimer-des-decouvertes-a-prendre-avec-reserve 

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The Douglas to benefit from a major gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of brain research at McGill

The Irving Ludmer Family Foundation has announced a $15.3 million gift to McGill and three of its affiliated research hospitals to establish the Ludmer Centre Single-Cell Genomics Brain Initiative (SCGBI). … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki listed on the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list

The Douglas Research Centre is proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies … Read more

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Dr. Michel Perreault recognized for his contributions to addictions research

Dr. Michel Perreault was recognized for his work in the field of addiction by the RISQ (groupe de Recherche et d’intervention sur les substances psychoactives – Québec) and the journal … Read more

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Celebrating Dr. Vasavan Nair and a lifetime of commitment to improving care in mental health

On November 4, 2022, researchers, clinicians, and managers of the Douglas Institute got together to celebrate Dr. Vasavan Nair and his lifetime of contributions to psychiatry at the Douglas. Dr. … Read more

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Dr. Martin Lepage awarded a Professional prize from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage, who was awarded the "Prix professionnel de l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec" in recognition of his outstanding work. The prize was awarded during the annual … Read more

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Dr. Manuela Ferrari obtains grants from SSHRC and from the Fondation du Barreau du Québec

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Manuela Ferrari has just been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant Competition Year 2022! Dr. Ferrari's project, entitled, "Building a theoretical framework for youth-led … Read more

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It’s Open Access Week!

From October 24-30, we are marking International Open Access Week 2022.  At the Douglas, we are lucky to have a dynamic Open Science team that is committed to advancing our … Read more

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Call for submissions for the Douglas Research Blitz!

*** Deadline November 2nd 2022, 5 PM ***   To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an in-person format, for sharing and discussing … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki rewarded with a prize from the French Académie des sciences

  We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki received the Philippe and Maria Halphen Prize from the Académie des sciences of France. This prize is being awarded during … Read more

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Drs. Corina Nagy and Rachel Rabin awarded BBRF Young Investigator Awards

We are pleased to announce that two of our researchers, Drs Corina Nagy and Rachel Rabin, were awarded Brain and Behavior Research  Fund Young Investigator Awards for 2022. The BBRF … Read more

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Dr. Geneviève Sauvé obtains funding to support employment of people with psychiatric disability

  Dr. Geneviève Sauvé and her collaborators have received over $76,000 from the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité Sociale (MTESS) to support their project, entitled, “Augmenter … Read more

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Dr. Natasha Rajah co-PI on a Heart & Stroke Grant-In-Aid 2022/2023

We are pleased to announce that the Heart and Stroke Foundation has announced this year's Grant-In-Aid awardees. Among them is Dr. Natasha Rajah, who is co-PI on a project led … Read more

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Drs. Serge Gauthier and Pedro Rosa Neto present the 2022 World Alzheimer Report

  On September 21, 2022, the World Alzheimer Report 2022, Life after diagnosis: Navigating treatment, care and support, was launched. This report been commissioned by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and was prepared under the … Read more

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Romina Mizrahi awarded a CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

We are pleased to announce that on September 22, 2022, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira named as a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College. In addition to the 102 new … Read more

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Six Douglas trainees receive Fellowships from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives

  Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives has just announced the recipients of the Fellowship Competition 8. We are pleased to announce that six of our trainees have obtained support through this Canada … Read more

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Drs. Xiangfei Meng and Corina Nagy obtain Tri-agency funding

In the last round of competitions, two of our investigators received funding through Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  Dr. … Read more

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Welcoming our newest researcher, Dr. Maxime Montembeault

On September 1, 2022, the Douglas Research Centre welcomes its newest member, Dr. Maxime Montembeault. Dr. Montembeault begins his academic career as a Researcher at the Douglas and an Assistant … Read more

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Drs. Lepage and Chakravarty describe their transformative project for Digital Innovations at the Douglas

In July 2022, Drs. Martin Lepage and Mallar Chakravarty, along with their collaborators, were awarded over $2M from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives, for their project entitled, "Shifting toward digital innovations: Transforming … Read more

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Vincent Paquin recipient of a Relève étoile by FRQS

  On August 25, 2022, FRQS announced its Relève étoile prizes. Vincent Paquin, a Master’s student in Mental Health and resident in Psychiatry, McGill University, who works at the Douglas with … Read more

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Congratulating the winners of the 2022 Douglas Undergraduate Expo

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, the Douglas held its annual Undergraduate Expo, organized by the Douglas Student Committee for Academic Life. This event was a great success, with a record … Read more

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Calling all students and postdocs of the Douglas

Do you want to get involved in the planning of academic activities in the research centre? 

The Douglas Student Committee for Academic Life (or "the DAL" for friends!), composed of … Read more

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The Douglas welcomed MP Élisabeth Brière on her visit to announce CIHR Project grants and meet with ACCESS Open Minds

Ms. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, visited the Douglas last Friday, Aug 19, 2022, to meet with some … Read more

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Highlighting: Discourse in Psychosis

In March 2022, we welcomed Dr. Lena Palaniyappan to the Douglas Research Centre. Dr. Palaniyappan convenes Discourse in Psychosis, an international consortium of researchers interested in speech, language and communication in … Read more

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Sors de ma tête launches its second podcast season focused on mental health

What is "Sors de ma tête"? Following-up on the success of its first season, previously entitled, "COVID-19 : Sors de ma tête," podcast hosts Justine Fortin and Marjolaine Rivest-Beauregard are launching their … Read more

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Q&A with Dr. Cherie Strikwerda-Brown (Villeneuve Lab) on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

  Dr. Cherie Strikwerda-Brown is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve's laboratory. She is the lead author on the recent article, Association of Elevated Amyloid and Tau Positron Emission Tomography Signal … Read more

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The Douglas Research Centre signs the Declaration on Research Assessment

  Changing how we value research: The Douglas Research Centre joins two other McGill-affiliated organizations in signing the Declaration on Research Assessment The Douglas has joined the Neuro (Montreal Neurological … Read more

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Dr. Myra Piat named as a 2022 Champion of Mental Health by the CAMIMH

Dr. Myra Piat has been named one of the 2022 Champions of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health. Each year the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness … Read more

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HBHL funding supports ground-breaking research at the Douglas

Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives, recently announced the results of their Discovery Funds Competition 2, which aims to attribute substantial (over $1M) funding allocations to strategic projects within each of its … Read more

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Dr. Bruno Giros nominated to the Academia Europea

Dr. Bruno Giros was recently named as a new member of the Academia Europea, which is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of excellence in scholarship. The Academia Europea’s mission is … Read more

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5 CIHR Project Grants awarded to Douglas Researchers

Congratulations to our CIHR Project Grant Recipients! CIHR results for the last project grant competition were published on July 14.  Congratulations to our researchers on their successful applications: Mark Brandon  – Identify how entorhinal-hippocampal … Read more

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Dr. Palaniyappan named as co-Chief editor of the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience

Beginning in July 2022, Dr. Palaniyappan has taken on the chief editorship of the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience along with Dr. Paul Albert from University of Ottawa. The Journal of … Read more

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Douglas Undergrad Research Expo: Call for undergrad student presenters and for grad student/postdoc judges

Are you enrolled in an undergraduate degree, and you are doing a research project at the Douglas this summer? Come present it to the scientific community of the research centre … Read more

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Dr. Lena Palaniyappan describes the challenges and rewards of building an open speech data bank in psychiatry

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan recently published a commentary in Schizophrenia Bulletin, entitled, "Is collaborative open science possible with speech data in psychiatric disorders?" In this commentary, Dr. Palaniyappan describes some of … Read more

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Students awarded presentation, poster, and travel awards at the Douglas-McGill Psychiatry Research Day

On Monday, June 20, the Douglas Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry held their first in-person Research Day since 2019.

Call for authors – special issue on the quality of mental health care, revue Santé mentale au Québec – Fall 2023

Revue Santé mentale au Québec is a scientific journal that appears twice a year. Its main objective is to make available to clinicians, managers and researchers new knowledge on mental … Read more

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Four new members named to the EDI committee

After a call for interest during which we received 7 applications, we are pleased to announce the new members joining the EDI committee. They are: Dr. Cecilia Flores, Chair Dr. … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Silveira lead author on seminal publication looking at childhood adversity

The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress has just released its seminal article on using biological measures of adversity as a guide for pediatric practice. The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress … Read more

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2022 Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award competition: Awardee

Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Danielle T. Paiement, awards worth up to $1,000 are available to support the participation of graduate students (MSc and PhD candidates), postdoctoral fellows … Read more

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2022 Marie Giguère Travel Award competition: Awardees

  Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Marie Giguère, awards worth up to $500 are available to support travel and attendance for graduate students (MSc and PhD candidates) presenting … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy receives McGill’s Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, who was honoured by McGill during convocation and was named as one of 3 “Outstanding Emerging Researchers” for 2022! The prize is administered by Research … Read more

Douglas researchers and students among recipients of FRQS salary and research awards

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé has announced the recipients of salary and research awards. We are thrilled to announce the names of our new Chercheurs-boursiers! Chercheurs-boursiers Dr. Carl … Read more

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Call for Interest – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members

  The Standing Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI Committee) is looking for 4 new members. Apply by Friday June 3, 2022!   The first EDI Committee at the … Read more

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Nicolas Cermakian honoured by the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

  On the occasion of their biennial conference, held May 14-18, 2022, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms recognized Dr. Nicolas Cermakian for his long-standing service by awarding him the SRBR … Read more

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Dr. Mallar Chakravarty receives a large donation from the TD Ready Commitment in support of Digital Mental Health research

The Douglas Foundation has announced that TD is donating $150,000 in support of Digital Mental Health research at the Douglas. The project, led by Dr. Mallar Chakravarty, aims to leverage the … Read more

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Q&A with Dr. Natasha Rajah and Jamie Snytte – exploring normal and pathological aging of the brain

Dr. Natasha Rajah is a researcher at the Douglas Research Centre and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She also holds a Research Chair in Sex … Read more

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Dr. Simon Ducharme and his company, AFX Medical, win big in McGill’s Clinical Innovation Competition

McGill’s 5th Clinical Innovation Competition, or CLICL, for short, was held virtually on May 10, 2022. This annual competition was created in 2018 to inspire members of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health … Read more

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Dr. Tak Pan Wong obtains research funding from The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tak Pan Wong has been awarded a Proof-of-concept grant by The Alzheimer's Society for his project, Role of cannabidiol in ameliorating neuronal hyperactivity: A cellular … Read more

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Three projects selected to receive the inaugural Douglas Open Science Awards

We are pleased to announce the following three awardees of the first edition of the Douglas Open Science Awards! These inaugural awards are made possible through funding from the Tanenbaum … Read more

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Geneviève Sauvé obtains funding for her project, Cerveau@Travail from the Ministère de l’économie et de l’innovation

On May 10, 2022, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbons, on behalf of the Ministère de l'économie et de l'innovation (MEI), announced the 51 projects that are being funded through their special call … Read more

Représentations du suicide dans les médias

Dr. Rob Whitley’s work featured on Radio-Canada Première

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Dr. Natasha Rajah named Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill

Dr. Natasha Rajah was just named to the new position of Assistant Dean, Academic Career Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill. This role, together with the new post of … Read more

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Douglas students obtain Canadian Graduate Scholarships

We are very proud to announce the names of our students who recently received prestigious scholarships from CIHR and NSERC:   Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program Tanya Capolicchio – … Read more

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Brandon Lab: New findings suggest that neural representations in our memory system are more stable than previously thought

Text by Alexandra Keinath For decades, scientists have believed that our memory for events works by first creating a neural code for that event, and then later reinstating that code … Read more

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Announcing the awardees of the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award and Dr. Rémi Quirion Excellence Award

Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. Holly Carsley's family and friends, the Douglas Institute Research Centre and the Douglas Institute Foundation are happy to announce … Read more

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Dr. Bruno Giros awarded a CCNP Heinz Lehmann Award

Dr. Bruno Giros was awarded the 2022 Canadian College of Neuropsycho-pharmacology (CCNP) Heinz Lehmann Award, which is given out in recognition of outstanding contributions by a single individual in neuropsychopharmacology research in Canada. … Read more

Helping people suffering from mental illness return to work

Dr. Rob Whitley co-author of an Opinion piece in the National Post.

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Invitation to apply: Roger J. Paiement Outreach Award and Marie Giguère Travel Awards

2022 Marie Giguère Travel Awards, for conferences attended in 2022 Thanks to the generous support from Ms. Marie Giguère, Ad. E., these awards support travel and attendance for graduate students … Read more

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Voting underway – Dr. Srividya Iyer shortlisted to be one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022

Canadian Immigrant magazine has officially begun the online voting stage for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 2022. Dr. Srividya Iyer been chosen to be one of the top 75 shortlist. … Read more

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TREMPLIN Program: Skills and Career Goals Survey for Trainees

Are you a Douglas Research Trainee? If so, we would like to let you know about the opportunity to participate in a survey about career preparation and skill development. It … Read more

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Lena Palaniyappan appointed a Visiting Professor at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has been conferred with a Visiting Professor appointment at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. This appointment will strengthen the existing collaboration between his group focussed on neuroscience of early intervention in … Read more

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Simon Ducharme obtains funding from The Association for Fronto-temporal Degeneration and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Dr. Simon Ducharme was awarded funding to support a project aiming to evaluate nabilone, a drug that targets the brain’s endocannabinoid system, as a symptomatic treatment in fronto-temporal degeneration. The … Read more

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Call for Review committee members – 2022 OLAOLA Awards *Extended deadline*

To all Douglas Research Centre graduate students and postdocs – Apply by April 29, 2022 The selection of the OLAOLA awards, a new award competition that aims to support students based on their … Read more

How mental health training for regular citizens is helping to fill Canada’s therapy gap

Dr. Srividya Iyer interviewed in the Globe and Mail.

How mental health training for regular citizens is helping to fill Canada’s therapy gap

Dr. Srividya Iyer quoted in The Globe & Mail.

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Dr. Mallar Chakravarty receives funding through HBHL’s Initiative in Translational Neuroscience

Drs. Mallar Chakravarty and Marco Prado (Western University) have been awarded a significant grant through a brand new initiative from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) and BrainsCAN, two Canada First Research Excellence … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer named as one of four “Immigrant Women of Inspiration” in STEM

Dr. Srividya Iyer was named by Canadian Immigrant as an "Immigrant Woman of Inspiration." For this ninth edition, the nominees featured by Canadian Immigrant were all recognized for their work in science, … Read more

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Novel marker related to the maturation of brain connections detects impulsivity in children

A study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has created a metric that reflects variation in the expression of genes controlling the organization of neuronal connections during development. When applied … Read more

McGill University to develop online dementia education program

Dr. Serge Gauthier’s work cited in Canadian Healthcare Technology in April 2022.

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Dr. Manuela Ferrari awarded a HBHL Neuro Commercialization Ignite Grant

Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives has announced the projects selected to receive this year's Neuro Commercialization Ignite Grants. These grants aim to support small-scale validation/proof-of-principle efforts in the development of a neuroscience-related technology. We are pleased to … Read more

Eating disorders isolate Quebecers from friends, family, their ‘true identity’ | Howard Steiger (The Montreal Gazette)

Ninth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ features four women pushing boundaries in science and technology

Dr. Srividya Iyer featured in Canadian Immigrant.

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The Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) has named Dr. Jai Shah as winner of the 2022 SIRS Research Excellence Award.

“The Research Excellence Award is given to a mid-career researcher who has shown exceptional research in the field of schizophrenia research and promising research trajectory. Jai Shah fits the bill … Read more

Notre sens de l’orientation influencé par notre lieu de naissance

Dr. Véronique Bohbot featured on Les années lumières on ICI Radio Canada Première.

A dimmer switch for human brain cell growth

Dr. Carl Ernst’s work featured in McGill’s Research Briefs.

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Dr. Geneviève Sauvé obtains funding from FRQSC for CERVEAUX@TRAVAIL

  Congratulations to Dr. Geneviève Sauvé, who was just awarded funding from FRQSC for her project, CERVEAUX@TRAVAIL; an innovative research approach to promote psychological health in the workplace for individuals … Read more

Brain Tissue Inflammation Drives Alzheimer’s Disease

Research by Drs. Serge Gautheri and Pedro Rosa-Neto featured in Health e-News.

Douglas Research Centre joins The Neuro in Open Science

The Douglas Research Centre featured in the McGill Reporter for its Open Science Initiative.

Jai Shah named the 2022 SIRS Research Excellence awardee

Dr. Jai Shah featured in the McGill Reporter.

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Announcing the brand new Douglas Open Science Awards

The Douglas Research Centre has become the first mental health institution in Canada to adopt Open Science. Building on this momentum, we are proud to announce the Douglas Open Science … Read more

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Fighting mental illness with Open Science

The Douglas Research Centre will share its research data to accelerate the pace of treatment development  Over 10 per cent of the world population, or approximately 792 million people, lives with a mental … Read more

Nourrir 3000 enfants chaque jour, malgré l’inflation

A study led by Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD, and featuring psychiatry resident Vincent Paquin, MD, featured in La Presse.

HBHL-funded lab publishes promising study of free online intervention for schizophrenia

Dr. Martin Lepage’s work featured in McGill University News and Events Channels.

Première autrice dans JAMA Psychiatry

Dr. Martin Lepage and his student, Danielle Penney, featured in Actualités UQAM.

Internet pour intervenir auprès des victimes après un tremblement de terre

Dr. Alain Brunet’s work cited in ComSanté (UQAM).

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The impact of metacognitive training for psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Commonly considered the most severe mental illness, approximately 370 000 Canadians live with schizophrenia. Debilitating symptoms of the illness can include hallucinations such as hearing voices, troubling delusional beliefs, social … Read more

The impact of metacognitive training on psychosis

Dr. Martin Lepage’s research featured in Health e-News

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Drs. Jai Shah and Romina Mizrahi honoured by the Schizophrenia International Research Society

Congratulations to Drs. Romina Mizrahi and Jai Shah, who were recognized by the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) this month! Dr. Mizrahi was elected by her peers to the SIRS Board for … Read more

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Dr. Martin Lepage cited in Radio-Canada clip discussing visual memory cues.

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Dr. James Carmichael awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship

  Congratulations to James Carmichael, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sylvain Williams' lab, on being awarded the Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship, for his project entitled "From Space to Memory Under … Read more

Dr. Serge Gauthier: Alzheimer’s and dementia care and treatment need to change

Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed by Sonali Karnick on Allin a Weekend (CBC) regarding Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care.

Food insecurity and long-term impacts on children’s mental health

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy and her student, Vincent Paquin, MD, featured in McGill’s Research Briefs.

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The Douglas Research Centre’s YouTube Channel hits 1000 subscribers!

  The Douglas Research Centre’s YouTube channel was launched in September 2019 to promote video content produced by our research teams and aimed at different types of audiences – members … Read more

Montreal in the dark: Moving clocks forward messes with our bodies, scientists say

Daylight saving time “forces us to start our day one hour earlier relative to the sun,” said Tara Delorme, a McGill PhD student in Dr. Cermakian’s lab. “People need to … Read more

COVID restrictions are lifting, but for some, anxiety remains

Dr. Rob Whitley quoted in The Montreal Gazette.

Une nouvelle piste pour mieux comprendre la maladie d’Alzheimer

Dr. Mark Brandon’s article cited in Metro.

How to care for caregivers: A new online dementia education program

Dr. Serge Gauthier cited in McGill Tribune.

Why some Quebec towns are welcoming Mike Ward’s tiny shelters — and why advocates for homeless people object

Dr. Eric Latimer interviewed by CBC about homelessness and mental health.

Dr. Alain Brunet – L’avenir nous appartient

Dr. Alain Brunet, featured in L’avenir nous appartient, on Télé-Québec.

110 millions pour l’Hôpital général

Dr. Simon Ducharme’s research on presicion psychiatry cited in La Presse.

Cat Ownership in Childhood Linked to Psychosis Risk in Adulthood

Research by Suzanne King, PhD, and featuring Vincent Paquin, MD, psychiatry resident, reported in Medscape.

Dépression : une nouvelle piste pour mieux traiter les femmes

The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank cited in L’Actualité.

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Nomination of Dr. Lena Palaniyappan as the Monique H. Bourgeois Chair

We are pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr. Lena Palaniyappan as the new Monique H. Bourgeois Chair, offered through the François Bourgeois Foundation. In addition to becoming a Researcher … Read more

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Drs. Nicolas Cermakian and Patricia Pelufo Silveira obtain a Ludmer-MI4 Seed Fund Grant

Congratulations to Drs. Nicolas Cermakian and Patricia Pelufo Silveira for recently obtaining a Ludmer-MI4 Seed Funding Grant! This grant aimed at supporting a new health research project focusing on the role … Read more

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Grid cells and the spatial memory deficit in Alzheimer’s disease

A new approach to assess the early development and future therapies for the disease   A brand-new study, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, suggests that evaluating spatial memory … Read more

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Mylène Lapierre, featured in the latest “Trainee Spotlight”

Mylène Lapierre, a PhD student in Dr. Suzanne King’s laboratory, is featured in the February edition of the Douglas Academic Life’s “Trainee Spotlight”. In the trainee spotlight, candidates share their perspective … Read more

Researching Solutions to Homelessness

Dr. Eric Latimer interviewed by Sabrina Marandola on Let’s Go (CBC). 

Five Canadian research teams receive major grants from Bell Let’s Talk and Brain Canada

Drs. Martin Lepage and Manuela Ferrari cited in The Montrealer.

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Call for submissions for the Douglas Research Blitz!

*** Extended deadline February 14th 2022, 5PM *** To all Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is continuing this year in an online format, for sharing and discussing our … Read more

Les troubles alimentaires en hausse depuis la pandémie

Dr. Mimi Israel interviewed on TVA Nouvelles

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Drs. Ducharme, Lepage, Orri, Rajah, Rosa Neto, and Wong receive CIHR funding

Congratulations to all of our researchers whose projects were funded through CIHR's latest Project Grants competition! Simon Ducharme Neurodevelopmental vs. Neurodegenerative: A study of neurodevelopmental consequences of FTD genetic mutations in at-risk youth … Read more

Mount Royal University unveils first-ever virtual reality class

Quinta Seon interviewed in The Charlatan.

Eating disorders among Quebecers skyrocket during pandemic | Howard Steiger (The Montreal Gazette)

Dr. Howard Steiger featured in The Montreal Gazette.

Dr. Geneviève Sauvé receives funding from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation

Dr. Geneviève Sauvé, who was recently awarded funding from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation for her project, Cerveaux@Travail une intervention pour améliorer l’inclusion professionnelle des personnes vivant avec le … Read more

Savoir l’essentiel pour des bonnes nuit de sommeil !

Douglas Research Centre cited by RDS.

Dr. Diane Boivin cited on Radio Canada

Dr. Diane Boivin cited on Radio Canada

Jouer aux jeux vidéo entraînerait des symptômes liés au TDAH chez les ados

Dr. Veronique Bohbot featured in Radio-Canada.

Nouvelle étude: les jeux vidéo liés à des symptômes associés au TDAH

Dr. Véronique Bohbot’s research featured in Journal de Montréal.

Aller au lit entre 22h et 23h serait l’idéal pour la santé du cœur

Dr. Nicolas Cermakian interviewed in L’Actualité.

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Drs. Manuela Ferrari and Martin Lepage receive Brain Canada-Bell Let’s Talk Awards

Congratulations to Drs. Manuela Ferrari and Martin Lepage, who each received one of five prestigious awards through the Bell Let’s Talk-Brain Canada Mental Health Research Program. This program, which is funded … Read more

4,2 millions pour le cerveau

Drs Manuela Ferrari and Martin Lepage cited in La Presse.

Talking About Men The Mental Health Troubles of Middle-Aged Men

Dr. Rob Whitley pens piece for Psychology Today.

Dr. Serge Gauthier on Radio Canada for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Dr. Serge Gauthier on Radio Canada for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Un coup de pouce dans une période charnière

Opinion piece written by Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy.

New Brain Abnormalities Associated with Child Abuse

Work by Drs Naguib Mechawar and Gustavo Turecki cited in Inserm pressroom

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Welcome to our newest researchers: Drs. Mahsa Dadar and Yashar Zeighami

This month, Drs. Mahsa Dadar and Yashar Zeighami began their careers as Assistant Professors in the Departement of Psychiatry, and Researchers at the Douglas Research Centre.  Dr. Dadar received her Bachelor's … Read more

Helping kids deal with the mental burdens of COVID

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy featured in the McGill Reporter.

Severe Depression Affects Women and Men Differently – Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why

Drs. Gustavo Turecki and Naguib Mechawar cited in SciTechDaily.

Scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently

Drs.  Gustavo Turecki and Naguib Mechawar cited as collaborators in a press release on EurekAlert!

Small study suggests pandemic may slow babies’ development

Dr. Suzanne King quoted in ScienceInsider

Born In COVID: Measuring Long-Term Effects Of Pandemic Pregnancy

Dr. Suzanne King interviewed in WorldCrunch.

Over 41 million Cases of Dementia go Undiagnosed Across the Globe – World Alzheimer Report Reveals

Dr. Serge Gauthier quoted in The Carer.

Experts: 2021 Holiday Season

Dr. Eric Latimer cited by McGill’s Institutional Communications.

Childhood food insecurity, adolescent mental health, functioning

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy’s work in a press release on EurekAlert!

Spectrum Launch: Time management, job prospects and escaping the ‘holding zone’

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty interviewed by Spectrum News.

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Congratulations to the Hendlisz and Giguère Award winners!

On Tuesday, December 14, we had the privilege of hearing 6 excellent talks by the nominees of the Hendlisz Award. Thanks to the DAL, Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, and all who organized … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy obtains a CIHR grant on the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of children

Congratulations to Dr. Geoffroy, who was recently awarded a CIHR grant to study the effect of École à Ciel Ouvert (Open Sky School), a program that could potentially benefit the mental … Read more

$1.3 million to understand and alleviate impacts of the pandemic on children, youth, and families

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy cited by McGill University News and Events Channels

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Joseph Therriault named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30

On Dec. 1, 2021, Forbes released their annual 30 under 30 list. Congratulations to Joseph Therriault, who was cited in the Healthcare Category! Joseph is a PhD student in Dr. … Read more

McGill research study to examine mental health and well-being in the Haredi

Dr. Rob Whitley’s work featured in The Suburban.

Stress in Utero: Covid Chaos and Babies’ Future Health

Dr. Suzanne King interviewed by Undark.

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Statutory Holidays: Dec. 24, 27, 31 & Jan. 3

Please note that this year, statutory holidays will fall on: December 24, 2021 December 27, 2021 December 31, 2021 January 3, 2022   Full Holiday Calendar available here.     Photo … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer awarded a CIHR Phase 3 Indigenous Gender and Wellness grant

Congratulations to Dr. Srividya Iyer, who has received a CIHR Phase 3 Indigenous Gender and Wellness grant! This grant will build on the ACCESS Open Minds Indigenous Council, and aims to … Read more

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The Douglas Research Centre celebrates two researchers on the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list

The Douglas Research Centre is proud to announce that Drs. Gustavo Turecki and Michael Meaney have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated … Read more

Understanding the Early-life Origins of Suicide: Vulnerability May Begin Even Before Birth

Dr. Massimiliano Orri pens piece in The Concersation – The Good Men Project

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A new grant to improve career development for graduate students

We are proud to announce that the Douglas Research Centre, in partnership with three other McGill-affiliated research centres, the RI-MUHC, the Lady Davis Institute, and the Centre de recherche en biologie … Read more

What if we treat homelessness like a pandemic?

Dr. Eric Latimer’s work featured in The Conversation – Big News Network.

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Remembering Dr. Giamal Luheshi – November 5

  Dr. Giamal Luheshi was a colleague, a mentor and a friend to many of us. Sadly, he passed away on November 25, 2020. A ceremony will be held this … Read more

Quand l’esprit est aveugle

Dr. Martin Lepage interviewed in LaPresse.

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki named as a Member of the US National Academy of Medicine

On October 18, Dr. Gustavo Turecki was announced as a member of the US National Academy of Medicine. Although there were 100 new members named in 2021, he is one … Read more

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It’s International Open Access Week!

As part of the Open Access week (October 25-31, 2021), the Douglas Research Centre (DRC) is announcing its own Open Access policy.   By supporting Open Access publishing, the DRC aims … Read more

Dementia diagnosis: World Alzheimer Report 2021

Dr. Serge Gauthier quoted in Australian Journal of Dementia Care.

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The Douglas Foundation launches its Building Hope movement

On October 10, the Douglas Foundation lauched its movement, Building Hope. This social media campaign is mobilizing celebrities, industry partners, members of the research community, and private members of society … Read more

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The Douglas Student Research Blitz is back!

For the second year, the Douglas Research Blitz will be held in an online format, for sharing and discussing our research! Do you want to practice your presentation skills? Do … Read more

Bâtir l’espoir, un geste à la fois

Dr. Gustavo Turecki interviewed by LaPresse on World Mental Health Day.

How the pandemic has rewired our brains

Dr. Natasha Rajah quoted in Maclean’s.

Understanding the early-life origins of suicide: Vulnerability may begin even before birth

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy featured in the National Post.

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Srividya N. Iyer interviewed on Radio Canada for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is underway (October 3-9, 2021). Dr. Srividya N. Iyer, one of 2021's Mental Health Champions, spoke to Radio Canada on the occasion, underscoring the need for … Read more

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Reut Gruber interviewed on CTV – Sleep, Teenagers, and the Pandemic

  With adolescents returning to classes after mostly remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year, there has been renewed attention on the effects of school schedules on sleeping patterns and stress levels … Read more

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Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards 2021 – Call for Review Committee Members

As in previous years, the selection of the Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Awards for the best student publications will be done via a peer-review process. Specifically, the applications will be … Read more

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“Playing With Marbles” – a podcast produced by Brain Canada

"Everybody’s got a brain, but very few of us know much about how it works. So to find out how brains do things like make memories, or what happens when … Read more

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Drs. Flores and Karama receive research funding through a gift to the Douglas Foundation from Bombardier

The Douglas Foundation and Bombardier offered two grants of $50,000 each to support clinical research projects on mental health carried out by Douglas researchers. After independent review of the applications submitted, … Read more

Let them hit snooze: Sleeping in helped teenagers cope with pandemic stress, study finds

Dr. Reut Gruber interviewed by CTV.

More sleep boosts teens’ ability to cope with pandemic

Dr. Reut Gruber‘s work featured in McGill’s Newsroom.

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Dr. Ridha Joober elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Dr. Ridha Joober was among the 74 newly elected Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for 2021. Fellows are selected by their peers in recognition for their accomplishments and contributions to … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We are very proud to announce that Dr. Gustavo Turecki was just named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Fellowship to the RSC is the highest academic … Read more

Ten McGill researchers honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Gustavo Turecki among 10 McGill researchers elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – McGill News Channels.

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Dr. Natasha Rajah named to the CIHR Institute of Aging Advisory Board

Dr. Natasha Rajah, was named to the Institute of Aging advisory board for a 4-year term, beginning September 1, 2021. Congratulations!

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Douglas students receive McGill Faculty of Medicine, IPN, and HBHL studentships

Congratulations to our students who have received studentships from McGill's Faculty of Medicine, the Integrated Program for Neuroscience (IPN), and from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL).   Alice Morgunova (PhD candidate … Read more

Offering hope to people struggling with post traumatic stress disorder

Dr. Alain Brunet’s work featured in CityNews Ottawa.

Offering hope to people struggling with post traumatic stress disorder

Dr. Alain Brunet’s work featured in CityNews Ottawa.

Supporters Poised for September, 10th World Alzheimer’s Month

Drs. Serge Gauthier quoted in Alzheimer’s News Today.

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The CIC and M3 platforms obtain HBHL Core Facility Funding

The Douglas’ Cerebral Imaging Centre (CIC) and McGill-Mouse-Miniscope (M3) Platforms were recently awarded funding through the 2nd Core Facility Funding Competiition from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL). Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) is an … Read more

McGillians lauded as champions of mental health

Dr. Srividya Iyer featured in the McGill Reporter.

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty in conversation with Mutsumi Takahashi of CTV

On August 24, 2021, Dr. Mallar Chakravarty was interviewed by Ms. Mitsumishi Takahashi of CTV.

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Dr. Mallar Chakravarty in conversation with Mutsumi Takahashi of CTV

On August 24, Dr. Mallar Chakravarty was interviewed by Ms. Mutsumi Takahashi of CTV, to discuss his recent publication, Early or Late Gestational Exposure to Maternal Immune Activation Alters Neurodevelopmental Trajectories … Read more

Dr. Howard Steiger interviewed by Radio X

On August 24, 2021, Dr. Howard Steiger was interviewed by Radio X regarding Eating disorders and anxiety.

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Announcing the winners of the Douglas Undergraduate Research Expo 2021

The Douglas Undergraduate Research Expo was held by Zoom on August 17, 2021, with a record attendance and a record number of presenters! This year, the Undergraduate Research Expo prize … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer named a 2021 Champion of Mental Health

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Announces 2021 Champions of Mental Health The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has announced this year’s winners of … Read more

Dr. Véronique Bohbot interviewed on ICI Radio-Canada

Are Some People Born Lucky? A UT Psychologist Argues Inequality’s Genetic Roots

Dr. Michael Meaney quoted in Texax Monthly.

Santé mentale: de très jeunes enfants pourraient mettre fin à leurs jours

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy quoted in Le Soleil.

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Prenatal exposure to viral infection may lead to transient neuropsychiatric disorders in adolescence

A new study conducted at the CoBrA Laboratory located in the Cerebral Imaging Centre at the Douglas Research Centre, sheds light on the neuropsychiatric mechanisms activated in children whose mothers … Read more

Where’s Your Head At?

Dr. Natasha Rajah featured in Reader’s Digest Best Health.

Aducanumab: What to Know If You Prescribe

Drs. Serge Gauthier and Pedro Rosa Neto cited in MedPage Today.

À la tête d’une banque de cerveaux

Dr. Naguib Mechawar featured in Le Soleil de Châteauguay.

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Six of our researchers obtain a CIHR Project Grants

CIHR results for the last project grant competition were published. In total, the Douglas research centre was awarded over $4.2 M in this competition. Congratulations to our researchers for their successful applications! Mark Brandon: Bridging the … Read more

État des connaissances sur l’alzheimer : Dr S. Gauthier et Dre M-È. Tremblay

Dr. Serge Gauthier featured by Radio Canada.

Dr. Gustavo Turecki interviewed on ICI Radio-Canada

Dr. Suzanne King interviewed on ICI Radio-Canada

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Naguib Mechawar featured on Y’a du monde à messe

On July 9, Dr. Naguib Mechawar was one of the invited guests on Y'a du monde à messe, a weekly interview show broadcast on Téléquébec and hosted by Christian Bégin. Joined … Read more

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Douglas Undergrad Research Expo: Call for undergrad student presenters and for grad student/postdoc judges

Are you enrolled in an undergraduate degree, and you are doing a research project at the Douglas this summer? Come present it to the scientific community of the research centre … Read more

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Refilwe Mpai awarded an HBHL MSc Fellowship

Congratulations to Refilwe Mpai, who obtained an MSc Fellowship from Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) for her project, “Characterizing cerebellar perineuronal nets in human post-mortem samples and how they may … Read more

Dr. Naguib Mechawar invited to Y’a du monde à messe

Dr. Naguib Mechawar was one of the featured guests on Y’a du monde à messe.

Provost awards 27 McGill professors with distinguished rank

Dr. Bruno Giros among those awarded a Distinguished rank by McGill’s provost – McGill Reporter.

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Dr. Bruno Giros awarded a Distinguished James McGill Professorship

Dr. Bruno Giros was awarded the rank of Distinguished James McGill Professor, McGill’s highest honour. The title of Distinguished James McGill Professor is awarded to late-career scholars whose work exemplifies excellence and international leadership … Read more

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Martin Carpentier a fait l’objet d’une autopsie psychologique

Dr. Gustavo Turecki interviewed by Radio Canada.

McGill team leads research advancing knowledge on rare inherited disorder & brain cell type

Dr. Carl Ernst interviewed by McGill’s Health e-News.

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Congratulations to the winners of the D3S talks!

The Douglas Student Committee for Academic Life put on another very successful round of presentations in this year's Douglas Special Scientific Symposia (D3S)! Congratulations to all the trainees who presented their … Read more

Dr. Alain Brunet quoted in Global and Mail

The Pandemic Changed Sleep Habits. Maybe That’s a Good Thing

Dr. Diane Boivin’s research featured in Wired.

As a return to ‘normal’ seems achievable, adjustment disorders are the new elephant in the room

Dr. Alain Brunet quoted in The Globe and Mail.

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Kathryn Vaillancourt receives the CIHR – INMHA 2020 Brain Star Award

We are pleased to announce that recent Douglas graduate Kathryn Vaillancourt (Turecki lab) received the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction – 2020 Brain Star Award! The Brain Star program was launched by … Read more

Neurobiologiste préoccupé par l’impact de la pandémie sur la santé mentale

Dr. Naguib Mechawar featured in Le Soleil de Chateauguay.

CH bon pour le moral

Dr. Naguib Mechawar interviewed in Le Soleil de Chateauguay

N.B. to support 3 youth mental health centres currently in funding ‘limbo’

Dr. Srividya Iyer interviewed by CBC.

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Mark Brandon and Sylvain Williams awarded Canada Research Chairs

  Congratulations to both Mark Brandon and Sylvain Williams!   Today, the Canada Research Chairs announced that Mark Brandon's Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuits of Memory was renewed, … Read more

La pandémie sera-t-elle inscrite dans nos cellules à jamais?

Dr. Suzanne King featured in Le Devoir. 

If You Can’t Smell This, You May Be at Risk of Alzheimer’s, Study Says

Dr. John Breitner quoted in Best Life.

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Discover a new student-led communication initiative: Brain Info

Brain Info is a science communication initiative led by McGill University students, including several Douglas-based students, who are ready to answer your questions about all things neuroscience. The goal of Brain … Read more

Nouveau médicament contre la maladie d’Alzheimer : Entrevue avec Serge Gauthier

Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed by Radio Canada.

FDA approves Biogen’s aducanumab

Dr. Serge Gauthier quoted by Alzheimer’s International.

Lève-tôt ou couche-tard : Entrevue avec Diane Boivin

Dr. Diane Boivin featured in Les années lumières (Radio-Canada).

New international initiative to study early-life predictors of mental health disorders

Dr. Gustavo Turecki cited in McGill’s News Channel.

Quels sont les bénéfices ces limites de donner un revenu aux sans-abri comme solution à l’ itinérance?

Dr. Eric Latimer interviewed on Radio-Canada Première

Neuropsychiatric symptoms may be tied to presence of tau in the brain

Drs. Pedro Rosa-Neto and  Serge Gauthier and their teams featured in McGill’s Health e-News.

COVID-19: Sors de ma tête: Un nouveau balado très intéressant à écouter dès aujourd’hui!

Les  Drs Alain Brunet  et Manuela  Ferrari collaborent au projet étudiant “COVID-19: Sors de ma tête” qui aborde les problématiques de santé  mentale en lien avec la pandémie  de l … Read more

Early bird or night owl? Study links shift worker sleep to ‘chronotype’

Dr. Diane Boivin‘s work featured in McGill’s Newsroom.

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Natasha Rajah elected as a board member of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience

We are pleased to share that Dr. Natasha Rajah, who was just elected to be a board member of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). CAN is the largest association of neuroscientists … Read more

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Why is it so hard to battle addiction?

Dr. Salah El Mestikawy gives an interview for the lay public to explain the mechanisms of addition and its mechanisms – and why they are so difficult to tackle. An interview … Read more

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Identifying factors influencing the implementation of mental health recovery into services

Congratulations to Dr. Myra Piat and her team, who have recently published a systematic review in BMC’s Systematic Reviews journal, on the most important factors that contribute to implementation of innovative practices in … Read more

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Voyez Salah El-Mestikawy en entrevue avec la youtubeuse Viviane Lalande parler d’addiction

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Identification des facteurs qui jouent sur l’implantation des pratiques innovantes en santé mentale

Félicitations à Dre Myra Piat et à son équipe, qui viennent de publier une revue systématique dans le journal Systematic Reviews, portant sur les factuers les plus importants qui contribuent à l’implantation des pratiques innovantes … Read more

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Launch of a student-run podcast, “COVID-19 – Sors de ma tête”

A podcast about the psychological consequences and repercussions of the pandemic   Sors de ma tête is a podcast series broadcast of 4 episodes hosted by Justine Fortin and Marjolaine … Read more

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Announcement of the Dr. Holly Carsley and Dr. Rémi Quirion prizes

Congratulations to Muzi Li, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Xiangfei Meng's lab and to Marina Wakid, doctoral candidate in Dr. Naguib Mechawar's lab for obtaining a prize of $ 1,000 for the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Awards. Thanks … Read more

Comment 7500$ peuvent aider un sans-abri?

Dr. Eric Latimer interviewed on Radio-Canada.

Maladie d’Alzheimer: Le mystère des plaques amyloïdes

Dr. Judes Poirier featured in LaPresse

6 breaths a minute might be all you need to reduce anxiety In. And out.

Dr. Reut Gruber quoted in Body and Soul.

New international initiative to study early-life predictors of mental health disorders

Dr. Gustavo Turecki cited in idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft.

Launch of McGill-Douglas – Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry International Collaborative Initiative in Adversity and Mental Health

Dr. Gustavo Turecki cited in McGill’s Channels.

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New international initiative to study early-life predictors of mental health disorders

The newly established McGill–Douglas–Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry International Collaborative Initiative in Adversity and Mental Health represents the first international effort devoted to understanding the biology behind how early-life adversity … Read more

L’IA pour viser dans le mille du premier coup

AIfred and the Douglas cited in LaPresse+.

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ACCESS Open Minds, CAMH, YWHO, and Foundry launch first-of-its kind initiative to help young people with mental health challenges find employment

At a time when Canadian youth are experiencing an increase in mental health challenges, and are also disproportionately experiencing higher rates of unemployment and disruptions in education due to the … Read more

A wealth of public outreach at 2021 Acfas conference

Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury, Alain Brunet, Outi Linnaranta cited in the McGill Reporter.

The Journey Through the Diagnosis of Dementia

Drs. Serge Gauthier and Pedro Rosa-Neto published in McGill’s Health e-News.

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FRQS Awards: Congratulations to our researchers and students!

Congratulations to Drs. Jamie Near, Patricia Pelufo Silveira and Rachel Rabin who were awarded FRQS Chercheur Boursier awards! Dr. Jamie Near Recherches translationnelles sur la neurochimie et la pathologie cérébrale dans la … Read more

Rob Whitley and Todd Doherty: No health without mental health

Dr. Rob Whitley interviewed in Vancouver Sun.

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki interviewed by ICI Première.

Thin insulation may explain atypical cortical thickness seen in autism

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty‘s work featured in Spectrum. 

Traiter la dépression

Dr. Gustavo Turecki interviewed on Radio Canada ICI Première. Audio available  part 1 – https://app2.cision.com/#/articles/150001080603573 part 2 – https://app2.cision.com/#/articles/150001080606805 

De la dépression à la vitalité

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, interviewed on ICI Première.

Understanding pandemic burnout

Dr. Natasha Rajah interviewed on CBC’s The Current with Matt Galloway.

Decoding the brain: Scientists at the Ludmer Centre are tackling mental health research with a multidisciplinary, big-data approach.

Dr. Patricia Pelufo Silveira featured in McGill’s Faculty of Medicine an dHealth Science F[o]cus.

We Have All Hit a Wall Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus.

Dr. Natasha Rajah interviewed by the New York Times.

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Resilience, empowerment, and interaction: the need to provide culturally appropriate tools to respond to mental health issues for Quebec’s Indigenous populations

Mental health interventions in First Nations and Inuit communities frequently rely on the use of psychometric questionnaires that are often not well received by Indigenous patients. They have reported preferring tools that promote resilience … Read more

Des données pour changer le portrait de l’itinérance

Dr. Eric Latimer cited in LaPresse+.

L’une des plus importantes banques de cerveaux à l’Institut Douglas

Dr. Naguib Mechawar and the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank featured in Metro.

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Drs. El Mestikawy, Silveira, and Williams obtain HBHL’s Neuro Commercialization IGNITE grants

Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives has announced the projects selected to receive this year's Neuro Commercialization Ignite Grants. These grants aim to support small-scale validation/proof-of-principle efforts in the development of a neuroscience-related technology. We are pleased … Read more

Inquiétante augmentation des cas graves d’anorexie

Dr. Howard Steiger quoted in Journal de Montréal.

A VOICE that listens

Dr. Marjorie Montreuil‘s work cited in McGill’s Health e-News.

Teen depression linked to how the brain processes rewards

Dr. Cecilia Flores featured in Science News for Students.

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Brain Canada awards the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank a nearly $2.14 M Platform Support Grant

The Brain Canada Foundation has awarded the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank (DBCBB) a Platform Support Grant totalling nearly $2.14 M. These funds are provided jointly from the Brain Canada Foundation and partners of the DBCBB, including the Réseau … Read more

Gustavo Turecki: Detective of the mind

Dr. Gustavo Turecki featured in Revista Pesquisa – FASEP.

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Discover our March 2021 Trainee Spotlight: Kasia Szyszkowicz

The Douglas Trainee Spotlight series highlights students and postdoctoral fellows at the Douglas Research Centre. Through this series, we find out what it's like to be a trainee at the … Read more

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The Douglas Research Centre and the Neuro partner up to create the Collective MIND Beachhead

The Douglas Research Centre and the Neuro have partnered to create the Collective MIND as part of the MEDTEQ+ Beachhead network. The Beachhead initatives are partnerships between a center of clinical excellence and companies … Read more

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In conversation with Srividya Iyer

Professor Srividya Iyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and clinician and researcher at the Douglas Research Centre, recently took time to answer a few questions … Read more

Pour en finir avec le changement d’heure

Dr. Reut Gruber‘s work cited in La Presse.

Pandemic Fatigue and Memory Loss

Dr. Natasha Rajah interviewed on CBC Radio 1 Sunday Magazine with Pia Chattopadhyay.

Le précieux sommeil des adolescents

Dr. Reut Gruber‘s work cited in La Presse.

Our collective trauma: How will the pandemic change us?

Dr. Rob Whitley quoted in Montreal Gazette.

Pandemic Memory Loss

Dr. Natasha Rajah interviewed on “Breaking News and Developing Stories”, on CNN Newsroom with John Vause (CNN).

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Carl Ernst awarded a CFI grant

Congratulations to Carl Ernst for receiving funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation for his project, Next Generation dopaminergic cell modeling and therapeutics for movement disorders. This project, led by Carl … Read more

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Dr. Xiangfei Meng contributes to new study in Quebec long-term care facilities to investigate the science behind why so many residents had severe cases of COVID-19

Dr. Xiangfei Meng is one of a group of researchers launching a study to investigate which factors are responsible for the severity of COVID-19 among elderly individuals in long-term care … Read more

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The Douglas observes a minute of silence at 1 pm in honour of the victims of COVID-19

On March 11, 2021, at 1 pm, to mark the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Douglas Research Centre joins the rest of Quebec in observing a … Read more

Montreal study to examine why some seniors suffer more from COVID-19

Multi-partner project, DISCOVER, featured by the Montreal Gazette – Dr. Xiangfei Meng and collaborators study COVID-19 and the risk factors that put some elderly residents more at risk of falling seriously … Read more

COVID-19 study looking into why virus was more severe in long-term care homes

Dr. Xiangfei Meng‘s work cited in City News.

Dr. Reut Gruber on the time-change and its impact on sleep

Dr. Reut Gruber interviewed by AM980 (Global News London).

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Apply to the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award

Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. Holly Carsley's family and friends, the Douglas Research Centre and the Douglas Foundation are happy to announce this year's competition of the Dr. Holly … Read more

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Apply to the 2021 Rémi Quirion Excellence Award

Thanks to generosity of former students and collaborators, the Douglas Research Centre and the Douglas Foundation are happy to announce the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award. In addition to being a … Read more

Turning a clinical eye on research

Dr. Marjorie Montreuil featured in McGill’s Health e-News.

Late-Stage Pandemic Is Messing With Your Brain: We have been doing this so long, we’re forgetting how to be normal

Dr. Natasha Rajah quoted by The Atlantic.

Diagnostic non-invasif de la maladie d’Alzheimer

Dr. Serge Gauthier‘s work featured on CIEU 94.9.

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Dr. Serge Gauthier featured in La Presse.

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Congratulations to our CIHR Project Grant Recipients!

CIHR results for the last project grant competition were published today. Congratulations to all of our researchers named as PIs on successful applications: John Breitner, Alain Brunet, Manuela Ferrari, Marie-Josée Fleury, and … Read more

Experts weigh in on how the pandemic has affected children

Dr. Marjorie Montreuil‘s work featured in The Record.

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Douglas Foundation Open Minds Event raises $537,000!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Douglas Foundation's Open Minds Event – Chez Vous! This year, because of the pandemic, the event was held virtually, but thanks to everyone … Read more

Ottawa must make meaningful investments in youth mental health in Budget 2021 to ensure recovery

Dr. Srividya Iyer writes a piece on prioritizing investments in youth mental health for National Newswatch.

Ottawa must make meaningful investments in youth mental health in Budget 2021 to ensure recovery

Dr. Srividya N. Iyer pens piece for National Newswatch.

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Drs. Diane Boivin, Michel Perreault, and Manuela Ferrari obtain funding from the NRC

Congratulations to Drs. Diane Boivin, Michel Perreault, and Manuela Ferrari on obtaining funding for their project, Development of a digital sleep and fatigue coach for fronline health care workers during the … Read more

New research shows Canada’s men facing mental health issues

Dr. Rob Whitley‘s work featured in DATAC.

In conversation with Prof. Srividya Iyer

Dr. Srividya Iyer featured in McGill’s Health e-News.

Brain Cells Called Astrocytes Linked to Depression

Dr. Naguib Mechawar and Liam O’Leary featured in Labroots.

How much sleep are teenagers getting during COVID?

Dr. Reut Gruber interviewed on CBC Radio One.

COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations about mental health

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy quoted in SooToday.

Eating disorders: dramatic increase in requests for help

Dr. Mimi Israel quoted in Inspired Traveler

Les hommes décédés par suicide auraient un point commun, une composition du cerveau différente

Dr. Naguib Mechawar quoted in Maxisciences.

Les personnes décédées par suicide auraient un point commun

Dr. Naguib Mechawar featured in FuturaSciences.

Post mortems reveal clear differences in the brain cells of people with depression

Dr. Naguib Mechawar and Liam O’Leary quoted in Nexus Newsfeed.

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Douglas researchers among experts named to prepare the World Alzheimer Report for 2021 and 2022

Drs. Pedro Rosa-Neto and Serge Gauthier, along with McGill colleagues Dr. José A. Morais, Claire Webster, Dr. Tamara Ellen Carver, Zeina Salameh, Carol Servaes, Maria Vincelli, Diane Weidner, and Leila Zahabi, … Read more

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Carl Ernst obtains 1.6 million Euros to support research on Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome

Congratulations to Dr. Carl Ernst and his European collaborators on obtaining a grant from the European Joint Programme for Rare Diseases, for their project, Development and preclinical testing in human cell … Read more

People With Depression Have A Loss Of Star-Shaped Brain Cells, New Study Suggests

Dr. Naguib Mechawar featured in IFLScience.

Study Links Brain Cells to Depression – Brings Hope for Targeted Treatment Options

Dr. Naguib Mechawar quoted in SciTechDaily

Study links brain cells to depression

Work by Dr. Naguib Mechawar highlighted in EurekAlert.

Teen suicide prevention during COVID-19: How parents and kids can have honest and safe conversations

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy pens article in The Conversation.

McGill to prepare the World Alzheimer Report for 2021 and 2022

Drs. Serge Gauthier and Pedro Rosa-Neto featured in Health e-News.

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ACCESS Open Minds publishes its early impact report

ACCESS Open Minds has published some early results from its program, based on preliminary data from 14 of its sites across the country. View the full report here.             … Read more

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Call for submissions for the Douglas Research Blitz!

  *** Deadline February 17, 2021***   Douglas students and postdocs: The Douglas Research Blitz is back in an online format, because in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, we still need to share and discuss our … Read more

Five reasons why researchers should learn to love the command line

Gabriel Devenyi interviewed by Nature.

One step closer to a treatment for anorexia

Dr. Salah El Mestikawy featured in the Scientist-in-Chief’s “Impact of Research” column. Since the start of the pandemic, the incidence of anorexia among teenagers has skyrocketed—an alarming situation considering that … Read more

Quatre millions pour le cerveau

Dr. Gustavo Turecki quoted in La Presse Nous traversons tous une période de stress, et nous savons que les Canadiens voient leur santé mentale se détériorer en ce moment », … Read more

New data from ACCESS Open Minds mental health care initiative shows how to reduce wait times and provide quality care for more Canadian youth

Paradigms are shifting in youth mental health care in Canada ACCESS Open Minds is proud to release preliminary research data highlighting the concrete impacts its innovative mental health care model … Read more

Alarming numbers around men’s mental health indicate need for national response

Dr. Rob Whitley pens an opinion piece for CBC.

Pandemic exposes cracks in Quebec’s mental health services

Interview with Marie-Josée Fleury in CBC Montreal – Out of the Dark.

Research grant of over 2 Million Euros ($2.5Million) offers new hope for children with rare condition Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome

Dr. Carl Ernst heads international research group that received funding from two major European grants to find treatments for the devastating rare genetic disease Schinzel-Giedion Syndrome (SGS). The grants are … Read more

Quebec Students Snooze Their Way to Success: National Recipient of the 2020 Health Promoting Schools Champion Award

Reut Gruber pens article on Canadian youth and sleep in Leaders and Learners.

Your Minds Matter

Dr. Natasha Rajah was a member of a panel discussion on preventing brain aging diseases for women, organized in honour of Women’s Brain Health Day and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January; … Read more

Prévenir le suicide pendant la pandémie de la COVID-19

Drs. Massimiliano Orri, Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Patricia Conrod, and Naguib Mechawar in Qualaxia. De nombreux experts craignent une hausse des taux de suicide pendant ou suite à la pandémie de la … Read more

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Douglas EDI Committee Seeks Trainee Volunteer Members

In January 2020, the Douglas Research Centre established a Standing Committee for Equity Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI). Over the past year faculty interested in this initiative have had 3 meetings … Read more

Intoxiqués par TikTok et Instagram

Dr. Howard Steiger interviewed in La Presse.

Destigmatize cannabis use for mental health

Dr. Rob Whitley pens an opinion piece for the Vancouver Sun

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The Douglas Research Centre is an early signatory of the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

  The Douglas Research Centre is proud to be one of the early signatories of the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion. The Alba Network was founded by a group of leading scientists to promote … Read more

Le pourquoi du pourquoi: pourquoi il y a le jour et la nuit?

Entrevue avec Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Ici Radio-Canada

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Congratulations to the winners of the Hendlisz Awards! 

On Thursday, December 17, we had the privilege of hearing 6 excellent talks by the nominees of the Hendlisz Award. Thanks to the DAL, Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, and all who … Read more

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Dr. Joseph Rochford named Chair of the Research Ethics Board for the Douglas

We would like to announce that Dr. Joseph Rochford has taken on the role of Chair of the Douglas REB, effective December 1,2020. We thank him for accepting this important … Read more

Celebrating 35 years of achievement at the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging

Drs. Judes Poirier, Serge Gauthier, and Pedro Rosa-Neto featured in Health e-News.

Defund the police — and then what? What Toronto can learn from the places out in front of a global movement

Dr. Eric Latimer featured iun the Toronto Star Policing homelessness, it turns out, is costly. In Toronto, an average of $59,000 (Canadian) of public resources is spent on each homeless … Read more

She was suicidal, struggling with PTSD and addicted to alcohol. The help she needed was all under one roof

Dr. Ashok Malla featured in Toronto Star “Let’s say you have anxiety or depression,” said Dr. Ashok Malla, lead investigator for the Montreal-based Access Open Minds initiative, one of two … Read more

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Congratulations to Scott Bell for his NSERC Science Exposed Prize!

Congratulations to Scott Bell winner of the 2020 Jury Prize for his outstanding image titled “Neuro Nova”.

Une détresse psychologique sous-estimée dans nos écoles secondaires

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy cited in Le Devoir

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Dr. Srividya Iyer elected as Vice President of the IAYMH

Dr. Srividya Iyer was elected Vice President of the International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH) which is an international organization that aims to to change the way the global community … Read more

Could a blood test detect Alzheimer disease?

Drs. Pedro Rosa-Neto and Serge Gauthier featured in the Scientist-in-Chief’s “Impacts of Research” column.

Soutien psychosocial dans le Vieux-Québec et les écoles

Dr. Alain Brunet on Radio-Canada

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Dr. Romina Mizrahi obtains the Joel Elkes Award from ACNP

Congratulations to Dr. Romina MIzrahi, who was just awarded the American College of Neuropsychophamacology's Joel Elkes Award!   The ACNP presents the Joel Elkes Research Award to a young scientist in … Read more

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Dr. Gustavo Turecki and Dr. Michael Meaney among Clarivate’s most highly cited researchers

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki and Dr. Michael Meaney for being among the most highly cited researchers of 2020! Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have been … Read more

On n’a pas le luxe de se priver d’espaces verts

Dr. Rob Whitley in La Presse

Worrying statistics on men’s mental health signal it’s time for an inquiry

Dr. Rob Whitley in Hill Times

McGill celebrates investigators named to Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

Drs. Michael Meaney and Gustavo Turecki among the most cited researchers – McGill Reporter

Nutrition et santé mentale

Dr. Howard Steiger in Journal de Montréal Si l’alimentation joue un rôle important pour la santé physique, de plus en plus de recherches s’intéressent à son rôle pour la santé … Read more

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Mark Brandon obtains a Brain Canada Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Award

Congratulations to Mark Brandon for receiving a Brain Canada Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Award! He is one of 20 awardees across Canada to receive this $100,000 award aimed at enabling paradigm-changing … Read more

Anorexia: McGill study reveals a new neurobiological mechanism that paves the way to a treatment

Dr. Salah El Mestikawy in McGill Health e-News.

Tackling harmful stereotypes can promote veterans’ mental health

Dr. Rob Whitley in the Vancouver Sun. Opinion: Veterans' social integration hampered by stereotypes based upon unfounded concerns that vets are primed to "snap."

Aînés: quand un coup de fil peut tout changer

Dr. Sohem Rej (associated researcher) in L’Actualité.

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Trainee Spotlight: Pratap Singh Markam

The Douglas Academic Life Student Committee has selected Pratap Singh Markam for October’s Trainee Spotlight. Trainee Spotlights showcase the career path of Douglas trainees with a focus on their motivations and … Read more

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Dr. Patricia Silveira on her participation on the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

In fall 2019, Dr. Patricia Silveira, a researcher at the Douglas Research Centre, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and interim Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre … Read more

The pain of loneliness and the pleasure of solitude

Dr. Rob Whitley featured in Psychology Today

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Free online training available: Opioids, mental health, and pain

As a part of the Formation croisée sur les troubles concomitants (Cross-Training on Comorbidities) pandemic programming, a free short training module (3h) on Opioids, mental health, and pain has been prepared … Read more

Loneliness growing during pandemic

Dr. Rob Whitley on CityTV News

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Drs. Nathan Spreng, Judes Poirier, Sylvia Villeneuve and others awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease

Congratulations to our researchers, Drs. Judes Poirier and Sylvia Villeneuve, for their collaborative work on loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease, which was recently awarded a large grant from the NIH. Led by Nathan … Read more

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Dr. Outi Linnaranta and the NRC address unmet needs in mental health in Quebec’s North

Through a collabortation between Dr. Outil Linnaranta and the National Research Council of Canada, virtual reality approaches are being used to offer mental health care to isolated and remote communities … Read more

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Gustavo Turecki awarded the Colvin Prize from Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki for obtaining the Colvin Prize from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation! This award is attributed scientists recognized for outstanding research leadership and contributions to research … Read more

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s

Drs. Judes Poirier and Sylvia Villeneuve in EurekAlert. Researchers from The Neuro, from StoP-AD at the Douglas Research Centre, and from the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute will lead a research program … Read more

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Getting to know… Cecilia Flores, PhD

Dr. Cecilia Flores recently obtained a large grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (an institute of the US-based National Institutes of Health) to pursue her work on the … Read more

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is Underway

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4, 2020-October 10, 2020. Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians … Read more

Incursion dans l’univers de la banque de cerveaux Douglas-Bell Canada

Interview with Dr. Naguib Mechawar on Radio-Canada

Comment une rupture amoureuse impacte le cerveau, le corps et le coeur

Dr. Alain Brunet mentionné dans Madame Figaro

Is the media getting better at covering suicide?

Dr. Rob Whitley featured in Psychology Today Is the media getting better at covering suicide? New research examines adherence to suicide reporting guidelines in the media.

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Dr. Cecilia Flores obtains NIDA Project Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Cecilia Flores on her National Institute on Drug Abuse Project Grant! This 5-year project, entitled, “Amphetamine in adolescence disrupts prefrontal cortex development,” aims to study how exposure to stimulant drugs of … Read more

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Douglas Researchers Contribute to a $52M-NIMH Consortium on the Cause and Effect of Schizophrenia in Some High-risk Adolescents

We are proud to announce that researchers at the Douglas Research Centre will be contributing to a major investigation into the causes and effects of psychosis in adolescents who are … Read more

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Dr. Serge Gauthier and Dr. Ashok Malla nominated as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Dr. Serge Gauthier and Dr. Ashok Malla for being nominated fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences! CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences and CAHS fellowship is awarded to individuals … Read more

Addressing “failure to launch” should be a societal priority

Dr. Rob Whitley quoted in Montreal Gazette

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Congratulations to our CIHR Grant recipients!

Congratulations to our researchers who were successful in this latest round of CIHR grants! The successfully funded researchers and their respective projects are: Dr. Naguib Mechawar – "Remodeling of cerebral plasticity … Read more

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Getting to Know… Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy

Q & A with Dr. Geoffroy Over the summer, the Canada Research Chair program announced the most recent recipients of Tier 1 and Tier 2 CRCs. Among them were Marie-Claude … Read more

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Congratulations to Masoumeh Dehghani – NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Masoumeh Dehghani for her NARSAD Young Investigator Award! Her project, “Dynamic 1H-MRS measurement of glucose metabolism in BD disorder in the euthymic state” was selected among numerous strong submissions for funding by the Brain … Read more

Sleep-deprived teens need a later school start time

Dr. Reut Gruber quoted in Globe and Mail

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Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri – NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri for his NARSAD Young Investigator Award! His project, “Genome-Wide Investigation of Irritable and Non-Irritable Depression Phenotypes: Toward a Refinement of the Genetic Architecture of Depression,” was selected among numerous strong … Read more

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The Douglas Student for Academic Life (DAL) needs you!

Do you want to get involved in the planning of academic activities in the research centre? If so, this is for you! 

The Douglas Student Committee for Academic Life (or … Read more

Le directeur de la banque de cerveaux de Montréal m’a fait pleurer

Dr. Naguib Mechawar featured in Urbania. 

Traditional therapy may not be the answer for men with depression; talk may be alienating for some, says one expert

Dr. Rob Whitley quoted in Broadview magazine

Education may be protective for people with gene for familial early onset Alzheimer’s

Press release on Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve‘s work in Science Daily. Even for people who carry the gene for early onset Alzheimer’s disease, more years of education may slow the development of … Read more

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Congratulations to the winners of the D3S!

This year, the annual Douglas Research Day, which is organized by the Douglas Academic Life committee, was replaced by the 2020 Douglas Special Scientific Symposia (D3S). This series of virtual events … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Manuela Ferrari!

Congratulations to Dr. Manuela Ferrari for her new Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her project “Learning to care: Exploring empathy and compassion using digital narratives“!

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Congratulations to Dr. Eric Latimer!

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Latimer for his new Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for his project ” Co-construction of an innovative homelessness prevention intervention for youth … Read more

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Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy named Canada Research Chair in Youth Suicide Prevention

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy for her new Canada Research Chair (Tier-2) in Youth Suicide Prevention. Dr. Geoffroy research team is studying how suicidal risk develops in children and adolescents and … Read more

Swimming out of the darkness: How cold-water swimming helps with mental health

Dr. Rob Whitley on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Les femmes enceintes sous la loupe des chercheurs

Dr. Suzanne King in La Presse

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Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki!

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki for his achievements and for being chosen for the CINP Sumitomo/Sunovion Brain Health Clinical Research Award! 

The Darker Side of Casual Sex

Dr. Rob Whtiley in Psychology Today The Darker Side of Casual Sex – Examining the relationship between promiscuity and mental health

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Congratulations to Dr. Scott Bell: Brain Star winner!

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Bell designated Brain Star winner by the Canadian Association for Neurosciences! The article “Mutations in ACTL6B Cause Neurodevelopmental Deficits and Epilepsy and Lead to Loss of … Read more

Les effets de la pandémie chez la femme enceinte

Dr. Suzanne King in Québec Sciences

Repetitive negative thinking linked to dementia risk

Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve in Science Daily.

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Congratulations to our researchers and to our students who received FRQS awards!

Congratulations to our researchers, Dr. Manuela Ferrari, Dr. Marjorie Montreuil and Dr. Laurence Roy, who received FRQS Salary Awards!  The projects that will benefit from that funding are: Promouvoir l'utilisation d'interventions technologiques … Read more

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Congratulations to Reut Gruber!

Congratulations to Dr. Reut Gruber, whose work with the Riverside and Lester B. Pearson School Boards recently earned them a National Award for Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)! The … Read more

Le pic en santé mentale n’est pas atteint

Dr. Gustavo Turecki in Le Devoir. Le chef de psychiatrie au CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Gustavo Turecki, appréhende un bond des demandes de soutien en santé mentale de la part de … Read more

Congratulations to the recipents of the Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Awards and the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award

Congratulations to Malosree Maitra, from the team of Dr. Gustavo Turecki and to Amanda Larosa, PhD from the laboratory of Dr. Tak Pan Wong for obtaining a prize of $ 1,000 … Read more

Congratulations to our researchers!

Congratulations to Drs. Mallar Chakravarty, Cecilia Flores, Jamie Near, Judes Poirier, Lalit Srivastava, and Florian Storch, all recipients of a research grant from the Discovery Grants Program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of … Read more

Early love from mothers can lead to many positives later in life for kids

Dr. Patricia Silveira in CTV News.

Inside the ‘red zone’ of Montreal’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Dr. Gustavo Turecki on Global TV

Promising advance in depression research

Dr. Gustavo Turecki featured in McGill Reporter.

Du soutien psychologique pour des travailleurs de la santé

Dr. Gustavo Turecki in La Presse

COVID-19 : et si on pouvait traiter le stress post-traumatique à distance?

Dr. Alain Brunet in Quebec Sciences

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Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury!

Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Josée Fleury, recipient of two grants : Insight Grant (SSHRC) and Substance Use and Addictions Program (Health Canada).  Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program provides grants and contributions … Read more

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New funding for Open Science!

The Douglas Research Centre was recently awarded funding from the Neuro’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) to support the development of Open science.  TOSI is a leader and living lab for Open Science, … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage!

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Lepage for the renewal of his James McGill Professor award! This award recognizes a senior scholar’s status as an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah!

Congratulations to Dr. Natasha Rajah, who was just awarded a CIHR Sex/Gender Science Chair in Neurosciences, Mental Health, Addiction! Congratulations to her on this well-deserved achievement!

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Congratulations to Dr. Srividya Iyer, CIHR Grant recipient!

Congratulations to Dr. Srividya Iyer, who was recently awarded a CIHR Operating Grant in the Patient-Oriented Research Impact Assessment Grant Scheme. Along with her colleague Dr. Valerie Noel and youth partner and student … Read more

Douglas Mental Health Institute in Montreal braces for impact of COVID-19

Dr. Gustavo Turecki on CTV News

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Q&A with Dr. Gustavo Turecki: COVID-19 and stress management

Dr. Gustavo Turecki, Scientific Director of the Douglas Research Centre, Chair of McGill’s Department of Psychiatry, and Chief of Psychiatry at CIUSSS Montreal West Island, is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Douglas … Read more

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Congratulations to Dr. Norbert Schmitz!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Norbert Schmitz was recently awarded a CIHR Catalyst Grant for his project, the Analysis of Canadian Longitudinal Study in Aging. Congratulations on this successful application!

In Brain Waves, Scientists See Neurons Juggle Possible Futures

Dr. Mark Brandon interviewed by Quanta magazine.

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The Douglas Foundation’s Open Minds 2020 was a huge success!

Thanks to everyone who came out the Douglas Foundation's event, Open Minds, which took place on February 20 at the beautiful Paradox Theatre. The event raised over $385,000! Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers and … Read more

Social Media and Mental Health: Time for a Digital Detox?

Dr. Robert Whitley in Psychology Today Social Media and Mental Health: Time for a Digital Detox? Why social media is bad for mental health, and what can be done to … Read more

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Congratulations to Alexandra Keinath, Recipient of a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Alexandra Keinath, a postdoctoral candidate with Dr. Mark Brandon, was recently awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship by CIHR.  This very competitive fellowship is awarded to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally … Read more

Dr. Sylvain Williams on his most recent Alzheimer’s disease research

By Nicola Di-Narzo A new study led by Dr. Sylvain Williams, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and his postdoc Dr. Guillaume Etter suggests that even at advanced stages of … Read more

Véronique Bohbot, PhD: Certains jeux vidéo ont un effet très sournois sur la matière grise

  Au moment où les jeux vidéo commencent à être implantés dans certaines écoles secondaires québécoises par le biais de programmes inspirés des sports-études, Véronique Bohbot, professeure au Département de … Read more

Meet Dr. Naguib Mechawar, director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brian Bank

The Science Centre team met Dr Naguib Mechawar, Ph. D., the director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank. 

Drs. Poirier and Gauthier: La maladie d’Alzheimer réexpliquée

Judes Poirier, PhD and Serge Gauthier, MD, specialists in research on and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, have just published a new edition of their book, La maladie d’Alzheimer, which was published nearly … Read more

Dr. Srividya Iyer on the cover of Desi News

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Dr. Steiger on Ricardo

On February 4, Dr. Howard Steiger made an appearance on Ricardo’s show, to talks about eating disorders and different types of therapy available to individuals dealing with them. Dr Steiger and … Read more

L’obsession de la saine alimentation entraîne de nouveaux troubles alimentaires

Interview with Dr Howard Steiger: Les nouveaux troubles alimentaires in Radio-Canada’s Les éclaireurs with Patrick Pasbourian Our society has favoured thinness for many years, yet there is a growing preoccupation with healthy and natural … Read more

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Dr. Srividya Iyer: Santé mentale et jeunesse: une nouvelle approche

Audio from Radio Canada – L’heure de pointe – Acadie with Amélie Gosselin Click to hear an interview summarizing novel approaches to mental health care for youth. Dr. Srividya Iyer shares her work with the … Read more

Santé mentale et jeunesse: une nouvelle approche

Audio from Radio Canada – L’heure de pointe – Acadie with Amélie Gosselin Click to hear an interview summarizing novel approaches to mental health care for youth. Dr. Srividya Iyer shares her … Read more

Four Burning Questions about Eating Disorders with Dr. Howard Steiger (Med e-News)

By Lisa Dutton Dr. Howard Steiger is Director of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP), the only large-scale, specialized program for the treatment of adults suffering … Read more

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Congratulations to our CIHR Catalyst Grant recipients!

We are pleased to announce that several Douglas researchers are named in a recently-funded CIHR Catalyst Grant. The successful application, Towards a pan-Canadian network for integrating research-evaluation and knowledge translation in youth … Read more

Alzheimer : retrouver la mémoire en stimulant le cerveau

Entrevue avec Sylvain Williams, PhD. Par Alain Labelle, de Radio-Canada Le recours à la stimulation cérébrale profonde (Deep Brain Stimulation) a permis à des souris atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer … Read more

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Congratulations to our CIHR Project Grant recipients!

CIHR results for the last project grant competition have been announced. Congratulations to Nicolas Cermakian, Marie-Josée Fleury, and Outi Linnaranta for their successful applications!     The funded projects are:  Nicolas Cermakian – Circadian … Read more

Des cerveaux pour mieux comprendre la dépression et le suicide

Les 40 ans de la Banque de cerveaux: Entrevue avec Dr Naguib Mechawar.

What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide

The biochemical mechanisms in the brain underlying suicidal behavior are beginning to come to light, and researchers hope they could one day lead to better treatment and prevention strategies. Interview … Read more

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Congratulations to Patricia Pelufo Silveira for becoming a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child!